Correlations and Causations

Science fiction artI’m postponing the final post of the seduction series until tomorrow. I’m still recovering from a migraine, and the brain, while no longer attempting to escape my skull, is having what I call a rebound effect. It’s not pleasant, but it could be worse.

I was thinking, though, about the correlations between creativity and various problems. This isn’t a researched post – I’m having enough trouble typing today without delving into various studies – more of a musing about migraines, depression, and what-have-you. Are there more occurrences in those of us who create art (visual, textual, or musical) than in the other parts of the population? Or do we simply talk about it more? I’m not sure. I don’t have them as often as I once did (this is my second in nine months), which brings me to the causation.

No-one is entirely sure what causes migraines. Mine are both tied to hormones (which I have controlled) and stress. The stress is the part I don’t have under control, and I’m trying very hard not to let it make me sick. I’m not always good about it, though. I have so much that must get done, and what feels like so little time. Today, and yesterday, I am forced by my body to a slower pace, to get some rest, and I wonder if I find a way to stress less if I will hurt less, in the long run.

But for now, I’m off to write a little more fiction. I managed 800 words yesterday before the brain went to heck in a handbasket. I figure if I do a little at a time, today I can do more. But I’m trying very hard not to stress over it.