Choose fun over homework

The Sparkle Experiment small creative play equals connection

What kind of art should you make for fun today? The answer is — for now and every time you ask — whatever you feel most curious, enthusiastic or excited about. You don’t have to finish an old project before starting something new. You’re not in school anymore so you don’t have to finish any homework before you get to play. You can choose play right now. So if an old project feels more like homework than fun, step away and focus on something that does feel fun.

There are many invisible reasons to step away from an old project. Perhaps a break is needed to come back refreshed with renewed energy and fresh ideas. Perhaps space needs to be made for something new that may help finish the old project later on. Or perhaps it’s time to completely let of it because it has served its purpose. If letting go is what you decide to do, have compassion for yourself. It’s not easy to walk away from something you believe you have to complete.

But you don’t have to be a completist if your heart’s not in it anymore. If in doubt, always choose fun over homework.