Creativity begins with healthy self-care. When we artistic types take care of our particular self-care needs, our creative capacity expands. Each person is unique and has particular self-care priorities. For example, an introvert needs alone time to refuel, whereas an extrovert refuels from others. This chapter of my book, Refrain from the Identical: Insight and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics, provides helpful hints for managing your personal needs.
Here is an excerpt from Chapter 3: Practicing Creative Self-Care:
A Guide to Emotional Health: Surviving and Thriving
The names, faces, and circumstances may change but the principles remain the same. Life just keeps doling out one volley of adverse circumstances after another. Each seems unique and often keeps us obsessing and unproductive for days instead of pursuing our artistic outlets. This is especially true when matters of the heart are involved. READ THE ENTIRE POST…