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 If you’re feeling anxious, it may be your creativity that’s to blame. Writer’s Relief found this article from Quartzy that points out the connection between anxiety and creativity and offers writers useful resources for tackling the psychological difficulties of the writing life:

If anxiety thrives with an active imagination, then it stands to reason that creative types would suffer mightily from it. Just as artists can use their imaginations to conceive of their next great installation, poem, or song, they can also easily picture a wide array of undesirable outcomes: rejection, failure, going broke, and then some. What’s worse, creative endeavors are often solitary efforts, leaving anxious people alone with their worries.

Read the full article here.

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