I’m having a creative crisis. I try to avoid writing about topics like this, but it’s gotten so bad this week that I have to stop and acknowledge it. As many of you know, I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety for most of my life and this week has been especially difficult. I can’t focus or concentrate on anything during the day and I’m starting to panic. I’ve lost my drive, passion, and motivation to work which is really troubling and unsettling. I hate all the work I’ve been making over the past few months, and I’ve held off on starting any new pieces or buying supplies. I have too much space to think right now, and my mind is racing with negative thoughts and frustration. Everything feels like it’s come to this horrible standstill. Time is moving at an achingly slow pace, and I catch myself watching the minutes going by on the clock during the day.
Have you had a creative crisis before? What was it like and how did you pull yourself out of it?