Can you take stressful situations and turn them into creative outlets?
What is stress, anyway?
My dictionary says:
pressure or tension exerted on a material object:
a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances:
particular emphasis or importance...
I would originally have said no. Stress makes me physically sick. I don't handle it very well and do my best to avoid stressful situations.
but look at the last definition up there^^ particular emphasis or IMPORTANCE.
So you stress things when they are important? Sure! But I still don't like it. My stomach hurts, I lose my energy, and I generally can't concentrate on anything but the stressful situation. AND, I cry. Yes, I'm that kind of women.
But I do know that everything happens for a reason and when things don't turn out as I planned or hoped, I cling to the thought that
It will make me a stronger, wiser, person.
And that, my friends, makes my writing more creative because it gives me fuel to write more emotionally charged scenes. so my creativity grows in leaps and bounds.
But, I still don't like stress....
What about you, beautiful guys and dolls? How do you handle stress? What does it do to you in the creative field?