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Vanquish Your Voidhead and Replenish Your Creative Confidence

When you encounter this predator in your ocean of imagination, your initial reaction might be to swim in the opposite direction. She may look mean, but you’ll need to learn to tame this monster if you want to keep your creative ecosystem healthy.

The Voidhead

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Bio: The Voidhead is a hungry top predator of inspiration and creative confidence. This monster swims fluidly through the ocean of your endless creativity, collecting all the sparkly inspiration snacks she can find and lodging them in the middle of her hammerhead skull. If you let a Voidhead swim in your creative ocean unchecked, she will catch all of your idea fish and inspiration seaweed, leaving you feeling creatively blocked.

Symptoms: Artist’s block, negative self-talk. You might catch yourself saying or thinking things like “I want to be creative, I just don’t know where to start”, or, “I have no idea what to draw”. Though Voidhead is a top predator, she is only dangerous if left unchecked for too long. It is possible for her to live harmoniously in our minds, provided we claim our ideas and inspiration back from her regularly. Once Voidhead learns to be less selfish, she can happily coexist alongside the naturally occurring inspiration that we accumulate in our daily life.

Antidote: Voidhead’s visits can feel more daunting than they actually are, but keeping her in check is important, as we must maintain a healthy creative ecosystem. The key to being able to produce creative output is keeping a steady flow of creative input. Find out what makes you tick creatively, and where you might be able to replenish your inspiration seaweed and idea fish through our What’s Your Creative Personality? quiz.

Quote:  “You can’t use up creativity.  The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou, Poet / Author / Activist

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