Making cool things sometimes takes a long time.
And when they take a long time, sometimes progress feels erratic.
Sometimes you feel it. Other times you don’t.
Creative ceremony fixes this.
Here are some examples of creative ceremony:
One thing. I’m working on this single thing. Focused attention is like using a chisel with a hammer.
One place. I’m going to sit in this chair in this room to produce this work. This is the magic chair.
One sound. I’m going to listen to this track, or this album, or this genre, or this silence. This is the sound this magic will be made to.
One goal. I’m going to achieve this goal, if nature and fortune permit. I will not be distracted from that goal.
One phrase. When I sit, I will say the magic words that mark the start of this session. Before I rise, I will say the magic words that mark the end of this session.
Add a little to your routine.
Making cool things sometimes takes a long time… and this kind of ceremony might help you focus on the right things while feeling a keener sense of progress along the way.