I’ve been meaning to sketch this beautiful orchid for a while now but keep being distracted with the busyness of life. I also convinced myself I needed at least 30 minutes to sit down to create the perfect sketch. Well, I knew if I kept thinking like this, this sketch will never happen and knowing my luck the orchid will stop growing!
So to help get my sketchbook out I set a goal of sketching this in just 5 minutes. Of course, once I started I ended being in the sketching zone so overall this sketch took 15 minutes. And those 15 minutes was such a joy, my brain slowed down and I become so much more present and calmer.
The key thing to reap these benefits of sketching is to simply make a start!