July 17, 2015

Creativity || Monocrome, 02

It's safe to say it's always been important for me to create. Whether it be through music, art, cooking or general DIY, I tend to get a little stir crazy when I don't use my creative mind. The second point on my list of most important values is creativity.

The thing about depression is you lose all motivation to do things you typically love to do. My experience with the last six months has followed this pattern naturally. I've been neglecting most of the arts I enjoy. And the times when I do put in the effort, I burn out quickly and usually never finish a project. 

This week my therapist encouraged me to stop ignoring the things that I know bring me joy. Isn't it strange that we can get into a state where we consistently avoid the things that make us feel better? But that's where I'm at, me and my depression sitting back and being miserable together. But I'm taking on the challenge still. I'm picking up my camera and moving things slowly but surely. If I'm not allowing creativity in my life, I'm not being true to myself.

3 comments:

  1. I really appreciate that you're open about depression and seeing a therapist. Therapy is something I'm really passionate about; I think everyone should go at some point in their life, regardless of whether or not they think they "need" it. I find it so rewarding. Anyway, I really think the world is a better place when you, specifically, share your creations. You are so clearly gifted in that area, and I hope you're able to continue to break through your personal barriers with it.

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  2. Oh, goodness, I was nodding along throughout this post. I've learned the hard way how horrible the vicious cycle of depression can be - it saps us of all of our motivation to do the things we truly love, doesn't it? I'm sending so many good vibes your way. Here's to creating beautiful things even in the face of all of this darkness. xxx

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  3. my last six months have been like this too. although i do not believe it's depression, i feel that i'm in a close place with this, and we shall work on it together. thank you oh so much for this.

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