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Penny Williams

Receiving critiques without taking it personally is hard for most people, I think.

I find perfectionism to often be a part of anxiety. I also find it to be a curse. 😉 I’ve found that consistently reminding myself that nothing can ever be perfect over the years has softened it just slightly (which is better than nothing).

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) could be a good fit for you to address this issue, as it’s often used to change patterns of thinking.

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As for structuring creativity, that’s it’s own beast. Who knows when inspiration will strike? What I know many writers do is to block off a period of time every day, or certain days of the week, and make writing a little more routine. They force themselves to use the time to write, even if not wholly inspired. It’s about being consistent and making progress. Maybe creating a routine like this will help you.

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