I spent two hours trying to come up with categories for my new blog, this is after I told myself that I am going to be more minimalistic. I’m striving for that goal, because my brain takes on more then my body can actually do. And if I let my brain take over, I can loose the precarious balance I have right now between mania and depression, and I would rather not be on either end of the spectrum after having gone through so much to get where I am at today (somewhere in the middle).
Being Too Creative
It is possible to be overly creative? Yes, I think so. Instead of just letting it “flow” you can be in high-minded thinking so much that the creativity stops flat. I went to the extreme with my potential blog categories, trying really hard to be interesting, when in all actuality, I still don’t know if I will ever post anything under those categories (or even what some of them mean – or even if other people will understand them).
For example, some of the potential categories I thought of were: “Disjointed Introspection,” “Perception of Reality,” and “Abstract Meditation.” These sound much more like titles for my art then categories for my blog. Having to explain what these categories mean is too much work for me and for my readers, so choose easier self-explanatory categories.
Instead of straining my brain, I employed the use of strategy. Using this strategy equated into starting off with one category, and since there is already a category provided “uncategorized” I would simply change the name of this one to something a bit more fun. I’m going to call it “The Lost Category.”
I also decided that I would learn as much about choosing categories from other successful bloggers and did lots of reading and studying and asking for advice.
Taking A Brain Break
Taking a break after this fiasco is so important to my self-care, and it’s important to remember to let yourself take breaks too. It’s so important to take breaks when you’re busy at work, whether its creative or not, it can be taxing to the mind, body and spirit. And living in stress is not healthy.
The moral of the story
Be kind to yourself and take breaks, its much easier to keep stress and anxiety in check.
How are you kind to yourself?