Some days you’ve just got little left to give. And those, my friends, are the days where I rely on the people around me to brainstorm and come up with little bits of genius.
Today, Sarah told me about a TED Talk video from Elizabeth Gilbert of Eat, Pray, Love fame about nurturing creativity — pretty apropos considering that I hit a bit of a wall tonight and really needed something to overcome the blockades of my mind.
She speaks about the fear of not being able to do better than our last effort, how it can stifle creativity, and what we can do to contnue on. She speaks of our social stigma to link misery and creativity — i.e. that our best creative work comes when we’re the most emotionally disturbed. It’s a good, honest talk about an approach to separate the two without sacrificing quality. You can check it out below:
Thanks for the help, babe. Back to our regularly scheduled posts tomorrow!
–Casey E. Palmer