October 6, 2020 — Oh no, not another idea! I can be a real monster when my creative brain gets going, and the only way to stop a bad idea is before it turns into a full-grown ADHDzilla.
When I’m in a creative mood, I can be a real monster.
My ego swells to the size of a skyscraper, and I stomp around, leaving half-baked plans, unfinished projects, and crumbling relationships in my wake.
It’s hard because this is how creativity WORKS.
I have to let myself off the leash in order to come up with big, bold ideas.
But so often, the result is not what I intended.
When the dust settles, it becomes clear that I was chasing a bad idea or reinventing the wheel.
I’ve tried to manage my brain with productivity systems and reminders, but it never works for long…
Trying to control creative ADHD with a to-do list is like trying to stop a freight train with a thumbtack.
The only time I have any semblance of control over my creativity is before it picks up a head of steam — when it’s just a baby ‘zilla.
When my ‘zilla says: “We could do ___!!!” I take a deep breath, slow down, and think…
Yes, we COULD do that. But we won’t. Because I am in search of BETTER destruction, not MORE destruction.”
Let’s save our rage for a city that actually needs to be terrorized. (:
p.s. You can find this article on fthelines.com, along with other stories about #creativity, #minimalism, and #mentalhealth. Thanks for reading! (: 🖖