There are three buckets in your life – creating, communicating, consuming. The challenge is that it is really only possible to focus on two at any time.
If you are in the research stage of a creative project then you have to be consuming as much information as possible, but then there comes a time when you have to stop. You need to switch modes and move to creation mode.
Social media is an interesting one because it can trick you into thinking that you are actually doing all three.
In this episode of The Creative Life I dig into how to decide which of the three to focus on at the different stages of the creative process.
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