Creating with the common cold

As you can probably guess from the title of this post, I’m currently in battle with a cold (and lucky ol’ me got the bonus throat infection add-on for free :/ )

But feeling ill doesn’t actually stop my creative urge; it just limits what I am capable of achieving between tissues and headaches… so, how does one go on and create stuff despite feeling yurk?!

Here’s my tips

  1. Think simple – now may not be the best time to wrestle with that complex lace shawl pattern or to recreate the Taj Mahal with matchsticks… what if you sneeze?! Have mercy on your aching brain and congested sinuses, and attempt something that doesn’t require intense concentration or exceptionally fine motor control.
  2. Think small – things that can be created quickly or in small chunks are good. You’ll get a sense of achievement and forward momentum despite being surrounded by tissues.
  3. Cold time can be a good time for working on those uncomplicated but lengthy projects that require persistence and regular effort, but aren’t necessarily exciting to work on. But do make sure you can put your project down easily without losing your place, in case you need to grab a tissue in a hurry.
  4. Cold time probably isn’t the time for lengthy blog posts on complex topics requiring immense feats of research. So, I’m going to stop writing 😉

Hope you all stay well and germ free!


Author: verdant1

belly dancer, mother, student, public servant, shaman, knitter, sister, feminist, gardener and a lot more...

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