Hello to my art followers, I have a question for you:
Are you letting the turkeys get you down?
That was a phrase I learned in college. It was a nice way of saying, “Who is controlling your thoughts, your progress, your direction?” In EVERY life situation there is someone who is trying to control the message and YOU. They want to make you change how you think, how you act, how you dress and yes, how you create too!
Many are very successful at it – and even the strongest, most independent people start to crumble, cave, react. Often the reaction pushes them to a completely opposite direction, one they would never take, if left to their own focus. But somehow it gets in there, like a small water leak that goes unnoticed for a while – but gradually causes a BIG mold problem.
So I am urging you to do what I learned in scuba diving. STOP. BREATHE. THINK. Now what direction would YOU like to go in? What book have you not cracked in years that might ignite your spark? Open it. What tool or instrument have you not picked up in years? Pick it up. What class, seminar, online course have you been wanting to take for a while? Sign up!
I was talking with someone just this morning about negativity and stress. Reactions to negativity cause stress. Simply put, stress can be lethal. So focus on self care. Then focus on self love. What do you love? Go do more of that. And have a FUN, creative day. Everyone is creative in some way. If you don’t know what that way is yet… guess what? You get to EXPLORE. Exploration is scary first, exciting second and addictive lastly. It’s that good kind of addiction though, the kind that helps you grow into an amazing person. So go…