Like some of you, I have had my share of stress in 2011 and was able to deal with them and get past them. This latest stress, that I am now experiencing, has affected more than my health.
We all know that stress is known to affect your health. And boy does it! For that, there is medication and treatment. However, I was not aware of the effect stress can have in your creative process. It seems, at least for me, that I must have a clear mind, and available time, in order to create. Lately, I have found that being under stress can actually bring your creativity to a complete stop. It is very hard to get started.
When I mention this to friends and family, some say to paint and lose the stress and others agree that they just can’t create under stress. I ran into one of my old art teachers at, of all places, a funeral. He asked if I was painting. I said I have not been able to under all this stress. He said, “Well, what are you waiting for? Get started and the stress will disappear”; a very true statement. Now, if he had only explained to me how to get started.
How has stress affected your creativity? Let’s share how we can get started.