"I don't know, where do you want to eat?"
Ugh, I'm the worst at this. Just give me choices.
"Do you want pizza or sushi?"
There, that's so much better. I can choose pizza or sushi. I could say I don't really feel like either of those and come up with another choice instead. I'm realizing that this also works with my creative habits. It doesn't help me to have too many choices. The choices delay the starting.
At the time I didn't realize it was such a good thing but looking back now, I see that I started this project in just the right way. I began with one marker and a piece of paper. I drew my kids eating breakfast in front of me. When I began each morning I didn't need to make any color choices or decide what to draw that day. It was all in front of me. Just begin.
Even now, things are simple. My watercolor palette is laid out on my desk. I get a jar of water, moisten the colors, and begin. I try to think about my subject the night before. If I think longer than a few minutes about what to paint, then I make myself just begin usually by painting circles. Sometimes those circles turn into something. Other times it's just circles.
It's hard enough to begin without adding extra decisions. Take time today to set up a few supplies for your next work session. Have a loose plan. Leave no excuses for beginning.