In her post Cathy asks how people cope with their inner critic. She also talks about a newer book (by Cameron) that I haven’t read, The Artist’s Way for Retirement: It’s Never Too Late to Discover Creativity and Meaning.
This newer book’s title is something I’ve promoted forever, so there are searches going on . . . expect further comments anon.
Getting back to that inner critic — those are the bits I chose to write about in my older blog.
[Older blog?, I hear you ask. Let me explain . . .
Before I started writing about sewing, I blogged about classical singing, because I’ve spent my life studying, teaching, and coaching classically-trained singers and musicians.
When I switched to sewing I decided to keep some of those earlier blog posts, and that’s how Del’s Other Stuff was created. Later, I also used it for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, which eventually ended, may it R.I.P. 😿]
Please understand — the posts I’ve listed below were written from a classically-trained musician’s point of view; however, I think you can easily replace music with your own area of creativity.
Going back to Cathy’s query, ‘how do you deal with all the nagging negativity?’
You turn each statement around and replace it with its’ opposite, the positive. Do that firmly. Repeatedly. LOUDLY!
Stomp around and yell if you have to! Just be sure you’re being positive. That’s the only way the other leaves: It’s forced out and replaced with the truth.
Which might explain why a brisk walk can sometimes be a good thing. 😉
In no particular order, below are some of my older posts on Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. I hope you find them useful.
- Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way” – handling an artistic life
- Performer vs. introvert: handling both
- Feeding One’s Soul & Mae West
- A Singer’s Mental Work
And just so’s you know there’s still fabric and sewing and all assorteds going on here, I’ve included a sneak peek at the next stage of my current soft furnishings project. . . . . he-he!
Hope all you lovely readers are keeping going with your own creative pursuits. Being constructive is a positive activity, with all sorts of positives attached for yourself and others.
I’m looking forward to reading your thoughts and comments!