When I find myself overwhelmed and taking things in an all-or-nothing way, I try to imagine a rainbow zone instead of a gray one. And put these issues into the colorful spectrum.
This way, I see the colors on the spectrum synchronizing with my emotions. It lets me be kinder to others and myself.
Theme: My approach to dealing with difficult people.
Challenge: Find a way to describe my motivation behind this idea, alongside the approach.
Solution: Insert an inner-world scene themed with my negative emotion on the matter and my motivation to look it closer.
Imagining a gray zone is a commonly suggested method to avoid all-or-nothing/black-and-white thinking. While I appreciate this idea as someone quite judgmental, I often feel it’s even difficult to decide the grayness of the matter only with the scale of righteousness. Because, as humans, our mental condition always affects the way of seeing these matters. These matters are not always stably staying in the scale of the brightness. Our conclusion of the degree of allowance (= the grayness) may not change, but, chances are, our feelings on the matter still swing.
Therefore, it may be better to put them into a rainbow zone (= allowance + emotional variation scale), especially if you tend to have difficulty let things go.
Challenges And Solutions
- Find a way to describe my motivation behind this idea, alongside the approach.
- Visualize the idea of making a motion graphic of a rainbow zone in a way it looks aesthetic, and also aligns with my art style (to cultivate the style as a creator).
- Make a crystal HLS 3D model transitioning from a yin-yang (= black-and-white thinking) sphere. (#1, #2)
(Source: HSL and HSV - Wikipedia)
- Insert an inner-world scene that is associated with my negative emotion. (#1)
- Composite the sequence using AI-generated renders such as a silk background and a glitter overlay, to add the valued flavors (i.e. unique coloring) of my art style. (#2)
A free blender asset “Plant Library” helped to quickly build the forest scene.