For All The Crazy, Obsessive Worriers: How To Free Your Creative Imagination To Work For, Not Against You
Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.
The beauty of being a creative person is that you have new ideas all day long – the plot for a new book while you’re in the shower, the solution to world peace while you’re sitting on the loo or 1001 ways to cook a gourmet meal from the left-over food in your fridge.
The downside of being creative is that you can generally open your mind to unnecessary worry because you can imagine more possibilities than anyone else.
An idle creative mind can turn against you in the most sabotaging ways; it can lead to indecisiveness, chronic procrastination or worse – getting stressed and crazy with worry about the worst possible outcomes. If you don’t have a satisfying creative outlet, your mind can fill with negative and self-defeating thoughts.
Let me give you an example:
When I’m in an occasional self destructive mood and I’m procrastinating over a creative project, I start to worry about my marriage and what our divorce would be like.
I get really angry over the hypothetical fights we’d have over our (largely hypothetical) assets and the custody battles over our (as yet hypothetical) children. Crazy right? We’ve not even been married for two years yet let myself obsess over the demise of our relationship (and it’s GREAT by the way).
Does anyone else have similar thoughts?
It might be about your health, your family or your finances. But the result is the same. Thoughts like this can be very damaging to your natural spark and potential.
The teachings of the Law of Attraction tell us that we will attract what we think about the most. This can be a double edged sword for creative people, so we have to be very careful about our thoughts.
I love coaching creative people, but this is a very common block:
What if I get really successful and then I can’t handle it, and then all my friends hate me because I’m so rich and I’ll feel really guilty and then I’ll get a stalker who’ll try and kidnap my children and basically my life will be ruined.
So, it’s safer just to stay where I am.
Can you relate?
There’s nothing wrong with you. It’s a blessing to be that creative! You can definitely use this to your advantage but without all the melodrama and anxiety sweats.
When you find yourself going a bit craaazy, turn it into a great learning experience. Here’s a simple creative exercise you can do trick your mind and take control of your obsessing…. Keep reading at Denise’s blog
Denise Duffield-Thomas helps creative women be exceptional, earn money from their passions and use the Law of Attraction to create their ideal lives. Find out more at www.deniseduffieldthomas.com