The Killer of Creativity

Overthinking is the death of creativity (for me, anyway.)

When I go silent around here for a few days, it’s not because I don’t want to write, or have nothing to share, (I’m FULL of worthwhile stories to share, obviously!) When my posts disappear, it’s most likely because I sat in front of my computer for an hour unsure where to start, or which topic I wanted to dabble in for the day…. A silly childhood story? Perhaps an “I love summer” post, or self help, or Harlow… or omg it’s too much and now I’ve wasted an hour and have to get to other work.

And then I just don’t at all.

I do the same thing with new tshirts I’m trying to create, or chapters in my book, or anything that I care about, really.

I dissect, and analyze, and question, and basically tear a new idea apart until there’s nothing left of it but a few sad shreds of doubt and insecurity. And when I get to this point I often trick myself into thinking I never had a good idea to begin with (and NEVER will again!) Ahhh! Over. Thinking. Kills. Me.

But not today. Not this week!

I’m going to try something very radical where I don’t let over-thinking get the best of me. If something pops into my conscious- a spark of creativity, an idea, anything at all that grabs my attention for a bit, I’m running with it. (Thus we have today’s post.) For a hot second I wondered, should I really post about this? Maybe I should just…. NOPE. That was over-thinking sneaking its way in yet again, trying to distract me from getting something done.

I need to be productive and decisive this week. Thinking and over analyzing makes me extra itchy and anxious and I just don’t have time for that right now. In short, I need to get shit done.

I’m going to Shonda Rhimes this week and lay the damn track. If you haven’t read her book, Year of Yes, I suggest you do, it’s one of my favorites.

Coming This Week…

Releasing some new fall shirts for my GAMEDAY line! Can’t wait for you to see them! 🙂

Forcing you to read wedding memory posts because it’s our anniversary month.

Our bedroom is getting a total makeover. It’s currently in a complete state or disarray and I’m trying not to go nuts about it…

It’s Amazon Prime Day today! Start here.

And in case you forgot, a certain sale opens to the public on July 20th…

Now to end a very hippy dippy feel good quote,

“When you ask, it is given, every single time, no exceptions. You are beloved, blessed Beings who deserve good things- but it takes self-convincing before you will allow good things.” – Abraham Hicks.

I have a good feeling about this week. I hope something really great happens for you!! For me, that something great is another cup of coffee now 🙂



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