“Therapy? I don’t need that. The roles that I choose are my therapy.”Angelina Jolie
Music is so therapeutic for me that if I can’t get it out, I start feeling bad about myself – a lot of self-loathing.Eminem
For me, Creativity is a lot like a pressure valve on life. Every time I make something, be it music or art or through writing, the pressure releases and I feel better about my day.
On the days when I have less time to give to creating, i can feel the difference. My bodies more tense. I’m crabby and short. I feel more overwhelmed and anxious. And it’s on days when I’m feeling completely overwhelmed, almost to the point of mental paralysis, I eventually realize ‘oh, I haven’t picked up my guitar in a while’ or ‘oh, I’m not giving time to creating’.
We all need an outlet. Something that allows us to play, slow down and see the world, and take a second to remember what matters most to us.
Making stuff can give you that.
Whatever that looks like for you, whatever you are drawn to.
Or therapy works too.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner
Daily Blog #563