Introvert, creativity and distractions11:19 AM
Introverts are people who spend a lot of time in their thoughts and have a particular affinity with quietness. I should know, I am an introvert myself. And while I have no problem being out in the world from time to time, I need huge chunks of solitude to feel balanced and happy.
Like most introverts, I am a creative soul and like most creative souls, I tend to scatter my thoughts in many directions. Imagine a wed browser with about 50 tabs opened at any given time and you have the most accurate description of how my mind works. And because my mind is always buzzing, it becomes essential for the outside world to just keep quiet. No joke, I tend to get a wee bit panicky when too many stimuli occur all at once and interrupt the chain of thoughts inside my mind.
Weeks of unforeseen circumstances like the "no school" that happened last week usually put me a bit on edge. Simply because my mind will just pull me into more direction, most of them conflicting. It becomes near impossible to focus on a creative project when you have the voice of reason screaming on top of its lugs that it is now time to cook breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Voice of reason often backed up by a whiny kiddo who is not only starting to feel hungry but is also bored out her mind.
Ishita happens to be an extrovert that really really finds it very hard to do quiet and alone time.
Last week saw me ambitiously wanting to tackle about 4-5 food related projects, and about 9-10 artsy ones. That was before one trail of thoughts led to another and I found myself cleaning the wardrobes, making lists for an additional 20 projects and ideas and spent all my evenings out of the flat just to get a serious change of scenery (you know in order not to get mad).
To be fair, I managed to chalk a few things off the list, or at least get my ducks in a row for this coming week.
There is a wall board picture display in the making (waiting for the carpenter to do his bit). I did a batch of pumpkin puree for a couple of pumpkin recipe. I started thinking about Diwali decor ideas. I cleaned my wardrobe (big big round of applause on this one), I even went as far as deciding to get a few old clothes to the tailor to have them modified in order to not go too crazy on Myntra (my latest favourite app...don't judge). And in the middle of all that I even got a half baked Epiphany in the middle of the art supplies shop regarding the transformation of a painting I really dislike now.
Who cares about the cheese crackers, pretzel crackers, bagels, cupcake and eggplant dip I saw myself tackling? Or the fact I had this crazy plan to de-clutter my craft supplies drawer, find a way to organize my washi tape and buy more yarn to attempt some woven art? Or the fact I wanted to print pictures and do a scrap book. Paint last few graphics I need for my 2016 printable calendar and finish said calendar? Or even put finishing touches to the laundry room?
In the end, what matters is that nobody died of hunger or boredom on my watch this past week. But I will admit that this constant mayhem in my mind, did as usual leave me a bit frazzled and I am quite happy to have the leisure to reboot my system this week. As the true introvert that I am, I will do it staying home, with no TV, no music and just my books, and creative projects...
What about you guys? Are you an introvert? Do you find it hard to stay on course with your ideas and thoughts?