Keep Reassuring Your Fearful Self!

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As I look back on my younger self I was very, very hard on myself. People said that I was perfectionistic, to which I said, “I am not perfectionistic I just have standards!”

When you’re young much of the fear comes from inexperience. Every creative project was like cutting a swath of new unchartered, territory.

But once you go through writing a show, launching a show and all that that entails a few times you begin to know the landscape. It gets easier to not take it so seriously, HOWEVER even with the professionals there is always a Gulliver moment when your creative side says, “We’re doomed we’ll never make it.”

I believe this is part of the deal of creativity because with ANY  creative act it means you are embracing a lot of uncertainty. A lot of chaotic emotions.

So in order for it not to go into neurosis you have to protect the creative thin -skinned soul. You need to as my friend says, “Gentle it.”

You know about the seven minute writer program I offer. So you already get that I am all for doing ANYTHING in small bits at a time. I believe we can do anything for seven minutes.

We can clean the floor for seven minutes.

Exercise for seven minutes.

We can even start our dream of owning our stories seven minutes at a time.

Give yourself the gift of 7 minutes.

Seven minutes a day go inside of yourself, get still and reconnect to the part of you that just wants to be reassured.

Sit with it, and write a bit. Sing a bit.  Dream a bit. Dance a bit.


Because its the kind thing to do. Because lets face it.

If being mean to yourself was a good idea wouldn’t have it worked by now?

Show yourself mercy when mercy is the last thing you feel like offering to yourself.

The secret is to encourage not to terrify the vulnerable creative soul you are!.

Share below ideas you have on comforting yourself when you’re about to launch a new idea into the world.josephinewall11

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One Response to “Keep Reassuring Your Fearful Self!”

  1. Deborah Kimmett

    HI Deborah,

    You were fantastic! Everyone loved your work and you certainly hit the nail on the head. It was fun and casual and yet you really left us with a lot to think about. In our recap we talked about the take home pieces from the day and the 4C’s and the 3 As were mentioned, along with the message of needing to take care of yourself. We had a good discussion about energy…positive and negative….. and not showing up for the argument. You truly were just what we needed! A tonic!

    Thank you so much and it was really great to reconnect with you.

    Take Care,



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