Does Pressure Kill Creativity?

Does Pressure Kill Creativity?

Happy Sunday!

Today, I am staring at my blog idea notebook, scouring all my notes, but for some reason, this is what I was inspired to write about today. Not makeup, not study tips, not even a life update. I am just truly wondering- does pressure kill creativity?

This thought has been on my mind ever since I started reading for school this year. There has to be some psychological rule that says being told to read something makes it less enjoyable, right? I think this pertains to more than just English class.

To be honest with you, I have a bit of fear behind every blog post. The more I write, the more I worry that one day this won’t bring me joy anymore. If one day, this blog is more than a hobby to me, will I enjoy it? And if I don’t, will I ever be inspired again?

Now, obviously I have nothing to worry about now. I plan to continue this blog far into the foreseeable future. However, I always want my content to be good. I always want blogging to bring me joy. So, naturally, I fear loss of creativity and inspiration.

The world is an endless fountain of inspiration. It is perplexing to me why one day, there can be so many ideas floating before my eyes just ready for me to grab and write about, and other days…a cloud of nothingness. Drafting blogs that I never post, scratching away ideas that will never be released.

There is so much more to this than I thought.

And so, out of respect for creators and inspirers of all sorts, here I am saying that dreaming up ideas that are not only good to me but interesting to others can be hard!

I think creative types expect to be originality machines 24/7, and the second inspiration stops hitting, we panic. We don’t understand. One minute there are too many ideas to get down on paper, and the next, you’re staring at a blank page unsure of where your thoughts want to go next.

I think this type of post was long overdue here on my blog. Although I miss the structure and rhythm of my usual posts, this was a refreshing change. Instead of listing my ideas into neat, carefully ordered paths, I let them free. You just witnessed it.

But, no worries! I have so many ideas stocked up in my notebook of big dreams and plans just waiting to be written and published. They’re coming soon, and they will be curated with effort and sparkle.

So, what do you think? Is it just pressure that stifles creativity, or is it something more? Have you ever experienced a lack of inspiration? Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts! 🙂

Happy Labor Day, loves!

xx,

Grace

 

 

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