Being creative is hard.

Being creative while constantly being distracted and interrupted is impossible.

Learn to disconnect. Turn your phone off. You don’t need it buzzing with texts, phone calls, and notifications every couple minutes. Disconnect from the internet. You’ll live without it for a while. Find a time and place where no one will feel inclined to ask you to do something. Shut the door. Noise-canceling headphones are a gift from God. Put an end to the constant barrage of interruptions.

This has been one of my favorites parts of traveling overseas. Not having a phone nor the ability to get on the internet more than a couple times a week. The peace is almost tangible. When we aren’t distracted, we can finally think.

It requires a conscious effort, but it will pay off. I promise.

Now I’m going to get off the internet and go paint.