If you give yourself an hour to complete a drawing, it will take an hour.
And worse: sometimes it never gets finished, because your brain starts overthinking.
What is helpful: A bit of adrenaline. It can get your creative fire going and help to put down something on paper.
That's why I like to start the Visual Thinkers' Business Club meetings with a quick-sketching round.
If you'd THINK about how to visualize "procrastination", "hiding" or "achiever", you would not know where to start.
But if you have only a minute, your hand will produce *something*. And chances are that this something isn't that bad!
And now I'll tell you a secret.
Every time I draw, my "inner mouse" shows up for a split second and says: "I have no idea how I will do this. I'll fail. Everybody will laugh."
Each and every time.
I have a very active inner critic.
But I know by now that if I ignore it and rely on my *hands* instead of my brain, the drawings usually turn out ok.
If you want to draw with a lovely group (and get some very gentle pressure...) come join the Tuesday meetings at the Visual Thinkers’ Club. I put the link in the comments.
Or, the everyday solution: Set a timer for one minute and draw.
Let me know if it works for you!