Must-Reads for Creatives 1.30.16 - On Trusting Your Creative Instincts -

Must-Reads for Creatives 1.30.16

This week’s Must-Reads for Creatives encourage us to trust that we know what we need for our wellbeing. Yes, you and I use psychological defenses to avoid our creative work: 

  • We use avoidance strategies to procrastinate.
  • We spin out into creative anxieties about what our defenses mean.
  • We overly focus on the future at the expense of the present.
  • We overwhelm ourselves into inaction.

But, none of this means that we’re lazy when we choose to rest, or to focus on our self-care or our relationships with others. It’s quite the contrary; most of us women fail to acknowledge all that we already do and are! Fortunately, relaxing into the belief that we are enough can spur the energy and the relaxed mindset that leads to our best creative work. I believe it creates feminist social change too; we decide our priorities and choose when and when not to act on them.

This Week’s Must-Reads for Creatives:

An Unusual Perspective on Living Up to Your Full Potential >>>

Making Space for a Season of Rest When There’s Work to Be Done, Bills to Be Paid, & Life to Be Lived >>>

The Myth of Dramatic Creativity >>>

On Being a Mindful Mama >>>

Rescuing Hobbies >>>

What Frida Wore: The Artist’s Wardrobe Locked up for 50 Years—in pictures >>> 

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Must-Reads for Creatives 1.30.16 - On Trusting Your Creative Instincts -

What are you up to this weekend? I hope you find what you need right now, whether that’s rest or adventure! I need extra downtime, as well as extra family time with my kids. It will help me cope; my grandma passed away yesterday morning at age 96. Our lives are so precious; take care this week…

Share a Comment: How do you tell the difference between your genuine needs and your psychological defenses?

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Photo Credits: Woman on beach by Irene Dávila and via Unsplash and Woman with mug via Kaboompics.



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