Do you think you can’t draw? Is your perfectionism a problem? Do you procrastinate when you really want to be nature journaling? If so, this nature journal class can help you. Over several years I have been developing and testing psychological strategies to help you achieve your nature journaling goals, learn faster, and feel better about your awesome self. Are you ready to unlock your potential?
Because I have been teaching nature journaling classes for five years I have seen how people learn and grow. In addition, I have seen the obstacles that people face that prevent them from reaching their goals. I have dealt with these challenges myself. That is why I developed this nature journal workshop. Of all the things that I teach these are the most valuable lessons that I can share with you.
Outline for “Nature Journal Class: Unlock Your Potential!”
- Your mindset has a disproportionate impact on your achievement, enjoyment, and improvement in the nature sketching, art, and nature journaling.
- Unfortunately, there are many problems that can affect your mindset and we are not well-trained to notice or deal with these problems. Because these problems are internal it can be hard to recognize them in ourselves and we often develop stories that blame our problems on external factors.
Common Mindset Problems for Artists and Nature Journalers:
- Negative Self-Talk
- Dependence on Praise
- Sensitivity to Feedback
- Lack of Focus
- Fear of Failure
- Artistic Ruts or “Writer’s Block”
- In addition to “Writer’s Block” is Fear of the Blank Canvas
- Lack of Time
- Other Responsibilities and Excuses
- Limiting Beliefs
- Comparison to “better artists”
- Lack of Self-Discipline
- And finally, Diva Syndrome
- Actually, there are a lot more…
Because there are so many problems and because they are hard to see it is easier for us to externalize our challenges. By thinking things such as ” I will be able to nature journal better once I buy that new pencil” or “I need a more interesting subject to inspire me” we create limiting beliefs. As a result we have a limiting belief and our original problem which is now even harder to daylight.
So what can we do about this situation?!
In preparation for this nature journal class about mindset I spent months collecting a list of common mindset problems from artists and nature journalers. Then I tried to figure out solutions for all these problems. I have developed specific solutions for some of them such as my procrastination cocktail, but I think it is better to treat the root problems. Luckily, there are only a few root problems.
Root Problems for Artists and Nature Journalers
- Outcome Dependence:
- Lack Of Intentionality:
- Lack of Self Awareness:
Don’t worry. You can overcome all of these root problems and by working on them you can unlock your true potential. However, it’s not gonna be easy. But, the benefits will spill over into other aspects of your life. After much thought, I have summarized the ways to strengthen your nature journaling mindset through 5 major keys that I teach in this nature journal class.
The Five Mindset Keys covered in this Nature Journal Class
- Self Awareness
- Feedback Loops
- Focus on Practice
If you want to learn some specific strategies to develop a stronger mindset be sure to watch the whole nature journal course on video. In the video I provide exercises to help you build self awareness and intentionality. In addition I give you a powerful tool to help fight negative self talk. Check out the full nature journal class here.