Feb 29, 2012

What Being Negative does to Creativity?

by Sharon Teal Coray

If you are the negative type of person who is always finding fault with others or putting them down, this will have a very negative effect on your ability to be truly creative.
This sort of behaviors will sap all the creative juices right out of you. So what do you do to stop this nasty cycle?
First realize what you are doing, if your self-talk is filled with hate or negative thoughts be aware of it and each time it happens try to think of something pleasant.

I have found that when this happens to me I say “ It is what it is, therefore, I will let God handle it”
This helps me so much. I am able to let things just slide off me and be at peace. My creative self returns and I am capable of just letting go of the negative things that have threatened to destroy my inner peace.
It’s important to pay attention to your own needs and feelings. Don’t ruminate about negative things or people. This will only let stress and negative emotions build up. Realize that in this world there is a lot of negativity and some very negative people who will stop at nothing to make another person feel worthless because in doing so they build themselves up!

Just remember that the way you behave and think towards others seems to have a big, big effect on how you behave towards yourself and think about yourself. If you judge people more, you tend to judge yourself more. Be more kind to other people and help them and you tend to be more kind and helpful to yourself. The more you love other people, the more your love yourself. If you love yourself and others you will be more creative!

If you find yourself in a state of “poor me” negative thinking... STOP!….. think of others who are worse off than you. Focus your mind on helping people and being kind, focus on the positive things in yourself, your life and the people around you.

When you are content to be simply yourself and stop judgeing, compareing or competeing, everybody will respect you.

As you learn how to be more positive about yourself and others you will see how much you have grown, what you have achieved and what progress you have made towards your goals of creating beautiful artwork. Negativity just steals that joy away from you so why go there?

Researchers have found that people are more likely to have a creative breakthrough if they were happy the day before. Creativity is less likely to be present with negative emotions such as fear, anger, sadness, and anxiety; it is positively associated with positive emotions such as joy, love, and curiosity.
According to a 2006 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, positive moods can increase your ability to think creatively.
According to Dr. Adam Anderson, senior author of the study, "If you are doing something that requires you be creative or be in a think tank, you want to be in a place with good mood." Focus on eliminating negative thoughts or self-criticisms that may impair your ability to develop strong creative skills.

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