Councillors need councillors. Mentors need mentors. Anyone who is in a job where their primary task is listening to others, is usually obliged to have some way of expressing themselves. I believe preventative support should be provided in other jobs as well, and not reserved simply for treating problems once they arise.
So much of our world is geared towards treating symptoms rather than prevention of the causes.
It’s the same with HSPs and introverts. We get exhausted and burned out when we don’t regularly clear out the system. When we spend time listening to others, receiving information, and being bombarded with messages. If we don’t have creative ways of processing and releasing it inevitably comes to a head and boils over in some way.
If you want to be the most effective version of yourself and really thrive then you need to think about prevention rather than cure.
Solving a Problem That Doesn’t Exist…Yet
It never feels efficient or worthwhile to focus on solving a problem that doesn’t yet exist in obvious terms because it is impossible to measure. The results are invisible because if it works there will be no sign that there was any inevitable negative outcome on the horizon.
It’s a bit of a lose lose. But it’s worth it. Like eating well and getting regular exercise throughout your life might prevent all kinds of things, you’ll never know what you’ve prevented because, well they’ve been prevented.
As humans we struggle to invest in such activity because we like tangible results.
We would all do well to create our own realm of preventative mental system cleansing. There are many reasons for introverts and HSPs to explore creative expression and flow in the way we respond to our thoughts and feelings.
In this episode we look at the following benefits of engaging in consistent creative expression:
Creative expression isn’t just for people who consider themselves creatives. I define creativity as breaking with the path of least resistance and bringing something different into existence.
Creativity is an intrinsic part of being an introvert and HSP because it is a necessary way for us to process the deep interaction we have with the way we process the world. If we don’t express ourselves in creative ways we will become exhausted more quickly, overwhelmed, and burned out.
For everything that goes in – every conversation you have, thing you read, listen to etc, you need time to express yourself. Self-expression is like a valve that needs to be squeezed frequently.
Over to You
How do you express yourself? Does it feel like you have the opportunities to creatively process the stimulation and information in your life? Come and leave your response in the comments below.
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