We put so much pressure on ourselves as Creatives to produce and it comes from many directions. Have you heard these thoughts whiz through your head before?
I am not good enough?
This isn't right.
They won't like it.
This is crap.
Ugh, I can't do this.
and so on and so on. Striving for excellence as an artist comes with an internal dialogue that each of us must fine tune so that it serves us. Working hard, putting in the hours to master a skill, those things are very much needed. What doesn't serve us is the mindset that stems from the statements above. What we feed ourselves internally will come out in our bodies, that goes for the physical and the mental.
Sometimes we need to simply breathe.... let the expectations go and create from a place of play, joy, and fun which feeds us internally. We are our first audience.