Do you ever feel guilty when you're not spending time creating? It turns out, many creatives do. In this episode we discuss this guilt and why it's irrational, and how to cope with it.
Side projects can be a way to round out your creative fulfilment. If your job fills all of your creative needs, that's great! If you're feeling like something is missing though, that's when you should get a passion project.
Comparing yourself to others and their output is never a good idea. Remember that what you see from others online is their highlight reel. Don't allow others to compare you either. What's right for one creative may not be right for another, so don't let anyone else in your life make you feel like you're not doing enough due to what they see others doing.
Take stock of how you're spending your time. Are you spending it on the right things? Is there anything missing? If not, you shouldn't be feeling guilty. if you're happy with how you're spending time that's all that matters, so give yourself a break!
00:00 - A message from a listener about creators guilt
02:15 - Catch up
05:10 - Our experience with creators guilt
09:10 - The pressure to have a side project
12:15 - When you need a side project
13:00 - Comparison
17:45 - Dealing with guilt
19:50 - Setting goals
21:45 - Making the time to dedicate towards your projects
25:30 - Avoiding creative burnout
28:00 - Last words of advice