As a Creative, Innovative or Natural Initiator who is highly energized (or once was)
you know you are talented.
You've used your best skills and perhaps some of your special talents and gifts in the work you do and that's worked out okay, perhaps really really well.
But there's a rub there, it's not quite all coming together for you the way you thought it would OR it all came together fine and now it's all crumbling around you.
For Creatives, Innovatives , Natural Initiators types, it is vitally important you live your life your way, accordingly to who you innately are. You can't live like the majority of the population who don't have a strong creative, innovative, go-getter spirit in them. They get to be part of the pack all the time and the status quo works quite well for them. You on the other hand are a progressive thinker and want to advance thing, makes things better for a certain group of people. And though you fit in with the pack, you are a natural at being at the front of it or at least of the outer edge of it where you don't feel hemmed in by that status quo.
So, if things are how you want them to be, there's a good chance you are not on point with all the aspects of you that make you naturally shine as you. You may have also lost sight of that high energy buzz you got from living life according to your vibe. Life is no longer enriching and soul-satisfying. That has eased off and not in a good way.
So now you wake up and find any one or more of the following happening:
You dread going to work some days
Decisions you once found easy are now difficult to make
Your attention is all over the place and when you focus for too long it exhausts you
You look around for a solution to your unease but can't find
You find yourself buying things or doing things to get a buzz but that buzz is only temporary
If you are honest with yourself, life and/or work is now boring
You feeling yourself drifting on a path into the future that is murky
You now have to sleep longer and it's not always quality sleep and you no longer wake before the alarm ready to jump into your day
You stay longer at work to get what you normally could flash through
You cannot switch off from work and it's impacting on your social and family life
Money issues are cropping up more often and you worry about your future in a financial sense
You get ratty and snappy at your significant other and perhaps even the kids at the drop of a hat
You can't remember when you last had a really fun day at work
You once had dreams for your work and your contribution to your profession but you don't recall what they actually are now
You've forgotten how to have fun at all - even holiday's are now just rest and recovery times!
You now have some niggling or repetitive health issues
You have lost touch with other important areas of your life with little magic happening anywhere
When you do chill out it's centered around mind-numbing screen time and not what you used to love to do, with the people you use to love to be with
You've lost the art of good conversation and can only talk about what's not working at work
You have that sinking feeling in your gut with that uneasy question: "Is this all there is now to life ?
So the shift from a life that was full of fun, vitality and possibility for you might have dropped down a few gears or all the way to one that can only be described as "meh".
Please know, for many in your situation, it's not always the profession or work you are in. After all you probably excel at what you do, made a name for yourself in your industry and if you went into this work for the right reasons, there's probably just some tweaking on that score that need to happening.
What is more than likely happening is that you no longer understand yourself and who you have become or becoming from a self-mastery and personal evolutionary stand point. You may well be living your life from the focus of when you went into the work you do and you have lost sight of yourself as a naturally evolving human being who needs more meaningfulness in your life now.
Dear Fellow Creative, Innovative and Natural Initiator ,
Please take a moment now and breathe.
Breathe in the Beauty that is Your Life. Your Life Richly Lived - Your Style - Through the Lens of your Dreams.