Posted by: Cathy | February 15, 2017

Creativity Dis-ease 7: Creative Allergies

coach-blog-021517-creativity-dis-ease-7-allergies In my role as a creativity coach, I’ve identified 12 creativity dis-eases that get us off-track from our art. Each month, I’ll highlight one.

This month, we’re talking about “Creative Allergies.” Can you relate?

You have a lot on your plate and you’re easily distracted. Sometimes, you’re busy with anxious thoughts; other times, you have shiny-object syndrome. The idea of spending time on creative activities makes you break out in hives because there is already so much on your mind. Your system is overloaded and inflamed.

The solution is to take a chill pill and start to work.

First rest; take a mental health day or schedule a self-care week where you do a restorative practice every night before bed. Then, when you’re feeling stronger, make some space – mentally, physically, and in your schedule. Get rid of some of the distractions that have been keeping you away from your creative work. Things you can’t get rid of, begin to process so you can put them to use in your creative work. (Of course, if you’re dealing with serious anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues, consider talking to a therapist or health professional.)

Like real allergies, creative allergies point to an irritant in your system. But you don’t need to suffer; once you identify the irritant(s), you can begin to counteract them. The first step is to rest and take a step back so you can see what is bothering you.

What do you think? Have you experienced “Creative Allergies”?

If you feel your creativity health is off, take my free Creativity Health Assessment quiz to identify your creativity dis-ease! Then consider signing up for my free 30-minute Creativity Health Plan coaching session to help you find a solution for your creativity dis-ease.

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