Us creative types often have an emo side. One might be quick to see the obvious downside of this. No denying there’s a downside, yet indulging in “downtime” no doubt has dividends. (Damn that’s a lot of d’s. It could be a catchy mantra or dauntra. I digress. Channeling your dork post coming soon…) My naturally reflective nature heightens during an emo phase. The crap stifling me gets sorted through rather than stuffed down.
As suggested initially, creative and emo go hand in hand. We come full circle. This phase is part of the process. Some of the best gems come out of a bit of angst. While completely surrendering to the dark side or appearing like you’re auditioning for a Cymbalta commercial clearly is not the way to go, directing that force can be a major win for you and those surrounding you. So suck in and out a big sigh and embrace your emo for a bit.