PLDN Talks – Jane Pilton – ‘Wellness and inspiration’


WELCOME TO PLDN TALKS! AS WE ALL KNOW, CORONAVIRUS HAS GOT A HUGE CHUNK OF OUR INDUSTRY WORKING FROM HOME AND AS CREATIVES. WE LAUNCHED PLDN TALKS AS A SUPPORT PLATFORM DURING THE OUTBREAK. DAILY, BITESIZE EDUCATIONAL CONTENT FROM CREATIVE MINDS ALL OVER THE WORLD TO KEEP OUR COMMUNITY INSPIRED.

Hi everyone. I’m Jane from Australia and I’m so excited to get the opportunity to reach into your world to see how you are and to have a few thoughts with you that would hopefully encourage, inspire, and hopefully leave you a bit less confused about how to do your season. You know, we are all discovering a new way of life and I have only two thoughts to help you and I’m hoping they do.

And one thought is this. So I’ve been thinking about perspective, you know, perspective is such a powerful thing. And I had been thinking about it recently that we could actually see this lockdown, this confinement as a limitation, as something that’s condensing my spheres as condensing my creativity.

But then I actually stopped thinking it’s not so much a limitation, but an invitation for an opportunity, you know, new opportunities, invite transformation. And so as you are, having all the time in the world. Why don’t you have a think? What are the things that I could transform into my brand and my creativity? What are the things that I could improve?

I could redo, I could reinvent. What are the some of the things that are really working really well and how can I actually extend that to the social media platforms or to a wider reach on the internet? What are some of the things that I can do differently that perhaps will help my brand or my creativity flourish in this time?

You know, new opportunities are amazing because it makes us think more creatively than we were already. So take this time to create and to breathe new things that perhaps you haven’t had a chance to because you have been busy working on something that’s already created. My second thought is this, you know, your creativity is not always for an audience.

And I think the biggest part of being a creative is just creating without any pressure or strings attached. The best thing that I’ve done so far is I have actually created a visual journal. And my official journal is everything from thoughts and ideas to things that have stood out to me, to little doodles, to drawings, to painting, to watercolours.

It’s things that I have wanted to think about or dream about or songs I’ve wanted to play or things that I want to pursue. So, you know, the biggest part of being a creative is making sure that your wellbeing and your mental health is really important. That it’s stable. That is healthy, that has had time to breathe.

Cause that’s where our best work comes. So, you know, would you go, these are the two truths that I go back to. Would you create if no one was watching? And the answer is yes. And would you create and be creative in a sphere, even if no one ever was your audience. And the answer is yes. And so I want to encourage you, I want to support you and say, do you know what?

Sometimes you just need to create because it’s fun, not because of a deadline, not because of a purpose, not because you got paid, but because it’s actually fun to you. And that’s how you started because you enjoyed it. And from that joy and from that freedom of creating will come, ideas become stories will become more things that you would like to do and it would actually revitalize your soul.

I hope that encourages you. I hope that you feeling that, you know, even though you might be in a small sphere at the moment, your world is actually enlarged. Have a good day!

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