Sometimes, I wonder
Am I in a world
Where nothing else matters
Except for today?
Sometimes, I wonder
Are people real
Or are we just flesh
That will disentigrate?
Sometimes, I wonder
Is there eternal life
And will I see my Mom
In heaven one day?
Sometimes, I wonder
About these vacation glasses
You know, do they
Make my eyes look big?
I don’t know, sometimes
I just wonder.
It has been proven that highly creative people’s brains work quite differently than other brains. That special brain wiring that can create such wonderful art, music, and writing can often lead to strain in a relationship, because of those differences. If you’ve ever loved a highly creative person, you know that it can seem like they live in their own little world at times, and that thought isn’t far from the truth. Here are some things to keep in mind when you are in love with a highly creative person:
The highly creative mind is one that is running at full speed all the time. Although it can be a source of crazy, spontaneous fun – it can also be a burden. Highly creative people rarely keep normal sleep cycles, and are often prone to bouncing from one task to another throughout the day. It can be exhausting to try to keep up.
2. They are Cyclical
The flow of creativity is a cycle, full of highs and lows. Some people may consider this “manic” behavior, but in reality, it is just how the creative process works. Keep this in mind as your partner goes through these natural ebbs and flows. The low periods aren’t permanent.
3. They Need Time Alone
Creative minds need air to breathe. Whether it is their own little work space or an escape to somewhere quiet, they need a time and place to be alone with their thoughts. Some people are inclined to think that if nothing is being said that there is something wrong, but with creative people that is not the case. They are just working within their own head.
4. They are Intensely Focused
When a creative person is on task, they are fiercely intense. The change from being scatter-brained to hyper-focused can be difficult to deal with, so just understand that it is how their brains work. Don’t get frustrated.
5. Emotions Run Deeper
Creative people feel everything on a deeper level. What doesn’t seem like a big deal to you, can be crushing to them. It’s that same passion that goes into whatever they create that drives them to love you, so understand that with the good – comes the bad.
6. They Speak in Stories
Creative people often express themselves in experiences, instead of just saying what they want to say. It is a way of sharing themselves that personifies who they are. At times, it can be difficult to figure out what a creative person is saying, so don’t be afraid to read between the lines.
7. They Battle with Themselves
Being creative can be a serious internal struggle. Motivation, enthusiasm, direction, and drive can all be issues for creative people. Some days it is hard for them just to get out of bed, and other days you can’t get them to slow down. Be patient in the lulls, because there is usually a burst of activity right around the corner.
8. Intuition is Important
Creative people, because of their intense emotional tendencies, tend to rely on intuition over logic. They go with their gut. Some people consider this to be more on the “impulsive” end of the spectrum. The creative mind doesn’t rely on logic to make a decision, it relies on experience and passion.
9. They Struggle with Confidence
When people create, especially for a living, they are always struggling with acceptance. That is art. They have to wear their hearts on their sleeves, and so they always question whether or not what they are producing is good enough. Being supportive is the key to loving a creative person.
10. Growing Up is Hard to Do
Creative people are almost always children at heart. That care-free nature can seem immature and impetuous – but it is all part of the deal. Understand that the aspects of their creative brains that you love are the same ones that make them somewhat irresponsible when it comes to being an adult.
This is the letter C of the ABC’s of Genuine Happiness. Every few days I will be posting a phrase beginning with the next letter of the alphabet seeking your opinion or view on the phrase and how it relates to genuine happiness.
“Create something exciting”. I am not to sure I can elaborate on this. Do we focus on create or do we focus on exciting? I have a creative mind and enjoy coming across new ideas and learning about something new. I can’t say though that I retain everything I learn because I soak so much in at one time. I think the key here is to be creative and to do something that excites you. It can be something small, like a new tag line on your blog. Or something big like a new motto for your family to live by. Just venture out and do something new. Don’t stay idle. Or for people like my friend Becky, it can be finding a new football team to root for, like the Texans perhaps?
What is your opinion on the letter C: Create Something Exciting
Leave a comment, write a post on your blog and ping back to me or tag your post with “ABC’s of Happiness” so I can find you in my reader.
Until next time … be thinking about the letter D: Drink Plenty of Water. Dance.
Seriously? What were you thinking?
This post is inspired by the Daily Prompt: When and where do you do your best thinking? In the bathroom? While running? Just before bed, or first thing in the morning? On the bus? Why do you think that is?
I think the best when I’m in bed
Thoughts storming through my head
In desperation I count the sheep
All I want to do is sleep
Don’t Forget to do this or that
Outside the window a screeching cat
My mind replays the days events
Never really making sense
I think of him, I think of her
I wonder if I’m ever sure
Am I right or am I wrong
I start to hum a silent song
I close my eyes and count to ten
Its at that very moment when
I’m about to be see free
Yep! now I gotta pee
I get up from my comfy bed
My eyes are sore and very red
I do my thing and crawl back in
(Sigh) …. here we go again
As a participant in the Zero to Hero challenge my 3rd task is to state what is on my mind or why I started my blog.
Quite frankly, football is on my mind right now. Watching KC and the Colts and it is not looking to good at the moment, I hope my whole weekend doesn’t go this way! But, I know this is not REALLY what the challenge is asking for so I will move on.
I started m blog as a way to clear my head. I have trouble sleeping because my mind won’t stop turning. I write best in the wee ours of the morning while everyone else is sleeping. I will write things I would not otherwise say. I try to communicate my feelings and help others understand me and my thought process. I like to make people laugh and to make them feel good about themselves and blogging is a great way of doing that. Blogging can also be a way to tear someone to pieces so I try to be careful not to be too negative in my blog but still stay true to myself. Just as there are many things that I regret saying, I am sure there will be many things I will regret posting, but hopefully I can learn from it.
I am somewhat creative and use this as an outlet since I don’t really like the social Devil, what it stands for or the drama it causes in life. You know what I am talking about, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etcetera. If I told you that I met my husband on MySpace (belly laughing right now), you would wonder how I can say that social media is the Devil. Our meeting was quite by accident. But that is another story for another day.