I heard this quote for the first time today and it blew my mind.
Our brains are active whether we need them to be or not, and remembering our brains primary function is really to help keep us alive and to keep us out of danger. It is naturally programmed to tend towards self-defensive thoughts. Looking for potential dangers. This line of thought, of course, causes anxious feelings whether those dangers are real life or just perceived.
Our brains are naturally very creative... that means when we are not actually using our brains to be creative in a positive way i.e developing new ideas, plans, creating art, learning new things...) our brains will be creative in the, not always so useful, way of finding things to worry about.
I can definitely say that when I'm at my least creative, I tend to fall in to anxious thought patterns. I plan to think about this next time I feel anxious for no apparent reason. How can I create my way out of the situation? How can I guide my brain towards positive creativity?
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