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    The Dark Side of Creativity: Procrastination

    Is your brain like a German autobahn with lots of slick, European sports-car thoughts…zooming in out of nowhere…inspiring…creating…(distracting)? Creativity is a joy to give away–writing, cooking, festive table settings, gardening, crafts, ministry projects, lesson preps—all these rich gifts God has given us. But there’s a downside too. Research links creativity to impulsivity. James 1:14-15 for Creatives might read, “…each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own impulses. Then impulsivity when it has conceived gives birth to loss of self-control, and loss of self-control, when it is fully grown brings forth procrastination, missed deadlines and unfinished work.” And the guilty, diminished feeling that goes with them.…