Happy Monday!! Here's an interesting thought to ponder for your wonderful start of the week;
For a minute I'm going to bear a bit of something personal in order to expound on a thought I've recently had. A few weeks ago, I made a decision to come off of a medication that was helping me with dealing with anxiety. I felt inspired in this decision, so I went ahead and started tapering off of it immediately. (I found out soon enough that I needed to take longer to taper off of this particular one)
Outside of dealing with some of the obnoxious symptoms you typically get, I noticed a few things. I am very self aware, and noticed right away that I started to feel emotions more easily than when I was on it. It was a bit unnerving to be honest, because I hadn't felt such strong access to my emotions in a while. But the thing that I noticed the most was that I felt my creative juices kick up incredibly! All of the sudden, I had things to say and write, and had no problem expressing them. (Unfortunately, there were also times when I expressed a bit too much, like yelling out the window at someone on a scooter that was driving crazy in my parents neighborhood, to slow down... a bit liberating in some ways!)
When I realized that I was tapering off too quickly, I immediately went up to the right dosage. I noticed right away that those "creative juices" faded. I felt as if something was shut off! I have never had any issues in the past with expressing myself, especially in my writing, but this was a significant difference!
So this was the question I wanted to pose on this beautiful Monday morning; Have any of you experienced anything similar? Is there something else that posed a challenge in expressing yourself, and what was it? How did you overcome it? What helps you to overcome your creative blocks?
Have a wonderful week!