6 Ways To Overcome Self-Criticism in Creativity

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  • #657904

    SenPerfect
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    If you have to create things regularly, you are probably in the grip of this natural reaction that is self-criticism .
    This judgment of one’s own work is a healthy step as long as it is not invasive and does not prevent progress in the creative process.
    Self-criticism allows one to take a step back on one’s creation. In doing so, she encourages refining to bring out only the best.
    But sometimes it happens that one can not detach oneself from its negative pre-conditions . It is often in these moments that we come to stagnate and that we risk falling into the terrible creative stalemate .
    This is where the advice provided in the infographic that follows makes sense.
    Addressing key notions such as self-perception, mental state change or self-motivation, she should help you discern the good side of your creative work.
    So if you have difficulty overcoming your high standards or your perfectionism, take 3 minutes to read this article.
    1. Your perception of yourself ends up becoming a reality
    If you keep telling yourself “I’m only capable of that”, it greatly restricts your creativity and you are condemning yourself to fulfill the prophecy you have imposed on yourself. Working your trust (especially your creative confidence ) is essential to becoming a better creative.
    2. Try to change the paradigm
    This is not only about redefining your mental attitude, but also about exposing yourself to new and exciting environments that stimulate creativity. Nourish your inspiration wherever it is (cultural outings, books, magazines, websites …) and ask yourself systematically how things could be once considered from another angle.
    3. Drop your anxieties
    90% of your worries just remain that: worries. If they do not come true, why do you care? On the other hand, ideas require a healthy mental space to express themselves fully. So let go of the ballast and let the taps of your creativity flow afloat!
    4. Seize opportunities to sharpen your key skills
    To improve your self-esteem, take the time to develop the skills crucial to the successful completion of your work, be open to criticism and learn to judge your work in a fair manner. If your creation does not suit you, do not stop at a general and subjective impression: analyze the points that bother you and rework them.
    5. Find something positive or interesting in each project
    It’s easy to get bored or to feel unmotivated when you do not find anything new or exciting about the tasks we have to do. But by setting small challenges and seeing the good side of things, even the most thankless tasks become less painful to accomplish! For example, you are writer and student want to buy essays online for college and you have no idea if you could write it. Just sit, turn on the music and try to write. Went you think creatively you can do you`re best.
    6. Find other ways to unleash your creativity
    Fuel your inspiration by practicing other creative activities outside of work. It’s a virtuous circle: creativity breeds creativity! You will soon feel how beneficial this conditioning is to other areas of your life (especially at work).

  • #657905

    shadowwalker
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    Interesting post with some good points. I wish you had come up with a different example than

    For example, you are writer and student want to buy essays online for college and you have no idea if you could write it.

    Helping people cheat in school is not really a laudable creative effort.

  • #657906

    Noizchild
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    You just have to tell that doubting voice in your head to shut the f up.

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