I have written before about the importance of routine for the way it provides me with momentum to roll through creative block. Some times I just don't feel like going into the studio to work but I find myself there any way because I was there yesterday and the day before. Negative feelings or the lack of feeling can loom large on my personal landscape. Think of getting an old car started on a really cold morning. Or think of trying to get a fire started with wet wood. It is hard.
It's difficult to say exactly where these deep fogs come from, probably several places including the pit of hell. Regardless where they come from, they will come and working through them seems to be the best antidote for me, that and watching movie trailers. Remember routines take a while to establish. They are what rhythm is for music in moving the piece along from beginning to end.
Perhaps something should be said for listening and being still. This is important as well because some portion of what we do as we create remains powered by grace. It just comes and we know not where and there is something to be said for waiting for her to show up. Good work needs to rest and can not always be forced along. While it is some times the right thing to just get moving and begin making, sometimes time spent being still and staring off into space (not your phone) is exactly what is needed.
I would like to hear from you regarding what you find helpful on those "extra cold mornings" to get yourself started?