The Balance In Attention, Connection, & Creativity
Jul. 24, 2020
I’ve always been creative and loved connecting with others. This love of connection, and having gone through extreme depression in life, has helped me to understand that to truly find great balance, it takes effective attention and connection, as well as creativity working together.
However, I’ve noticed people don’t truly get how much attention and connection impact our lives daily, much of why people find so much depression, anxiety, and stress . And how the internet affects people, and how there seems to be a lack of creativity out there.
Attention and connection impact our everyday lives, without us even realizing. To drive a car well you have to connect with the car to make it go, and pay attention so you get where you’re headed safely.
A lot of entertainers, influencers, models, people in fitness, etc., give incredible attention to social media and data; the likes, followers, posting time, etc. And there are a lot of the people in those same areas that give incredible attention to creativity.
However, aspects of connection that drive consistency seem to be missed.
A simple way of thinking about this is with effective attention, connecting will help inspire you to find an energy. That energy should give way to unleashing your creativity.
Attention to data and social media, or incredible creativity will always find levels of connection. But the reality is that it’s easy to feel stuck and/or confused, or even frustrated at something we see.
And so by truly connecting with people or things that inspire us, it then becomes easy to give focused attention on what's needed. This kind of connecting begins a cycle. Effective attention allows you to connect with people or things that inspire you, which then helps you to unleash your creativity.
Attention, connection, and creativity working together is truly how you find great focus, consistency, balance, and alignment. AND they help with your vision(s), and help to stay strong when depressed, in depressing times, and in dealing with “stuff” in life.
As I said at the beginning; to truly find great balance, it takes effective attention and connection, as well as creativity working together.