Sensitive creatives are people who possess a unique combination of creativity and sensitivity. They feel things deeply and often have heightened emotional awareness, which makes them highly attuned to their surroundings and the people around them. This sensitivity can be both a gift and a curse, as it can lead to a range of emotions, including overwhelm, anxiety, and self-doubt. However, with the right tools and strategies, sensitive creatives can learn to thrive and harness the power of their sensitivity.
Steps to Thriving as a Sensitive Creative
The first step to thriving as a sensitive creative is to embrace your sensitivity.
“Being sensitive is not a weakness; it’s a strength.”
Sensitive creatives are often highly intuitive, empathetic, and creative, which are all valuable skills in today’s world. Instead of seeing your sensitivity as a liability, see it as an asset and find ways to harness its power. Let your sensitivity be fuel for your creative expression.
Managing Your Emotions
An important step to thriving as a sensitive creative is learning how to manage your emotions effectively. Sensitivity can be overwhelming at times, and it’s important to learn how to manage difficult emotions when they arise. This might include practising mindfulness, seeking out therapy or coaching, or developing a self-care routine that supports your emotional well-being.
Often, sensitive creatives move away from creating when they experience difficult emotions; however, studies have shown that engaging in the creative process can lift the spirits and ease the mind.
Conserve Your Emotional Energy
It’s also important to set boundaries to protect your emotional energy as a sensitive creative. Sensitive creatives are often highly empathetic, which means they can easily take on the emotions of others. This can be draining and lead to burnout if not managed properly.
By setting boundaries and learning to say no when necessary, sensitive creatives can protect their emotional energy and maintain their creative spark.
One of the most positive aspects of being a sensitive creative is the ability to tap into deep wells of creativity and inspiration.
“Sensitive creatives are often highly intuitive and have a unique perspective on the world that allows them to see things others may miss.”
Magical, awe-inspiring creations and performances are born when this ability is channelled into their creative expressions.
Emotional Sensitive is Powerful
By embracing their sensitivity and learning to manage their emotions effectively, sensitive creatives can tap into their full creative potential and create meaningful and inspiring work.
In conclusion, being a sensitive creative comes with its own set of challenges, but with the right tools and strategies, it’s possible to thrive and harness the power of your sensitivity.
By embracing your sensitivity, learning to manage your emotions effectively, and setting boundaries to protect your emotional energy, you can tap into deep wells of creativity and inspiration and create meaningful and impactful work.
If you’re a sensitive creative and would like help to embrace your sensitivity and take steps to nurture and protect your creative spirit, I’d love to help you. Feel free to contact me for a free Discover Call.
Monica O’Brien is a professionally trained and accredited Coach and founder of Creative Edge Coaching www.creativeedgecoaching.com.au. She blogs on issues about creativity and small business development for conscious artists and business entrepreneurs.
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