So many of us do so much for others. We’re constantly pouring ourselves and our energy into work, family, friends, activities, obligations, etc. I find that if I do this for too long, but I don’t do anything to fill myself back up, I start I feeling empty and resentful. It’s really no ones fault but mine, but it’s easy to get disgruntled with the other people in our lives.
I try to make creative dates for myself that help fill my energy bank back up. It doesn’t have to be a lot or a long date. It can be something as simple as getting up and spending some quiet time in the morning having a coffee and listening to the birds sing to the sun coming up. I tend to read blogs or look at artwork from other artists for inspiration. I read uplifting books (anything by SARK is ranked up there), or find a new place to sit in the sun and people watch. They don’t have to be complicated things. Just little things that allow us to recenter ourselves and fill ourselves back up. After all, “if mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.”
Now go make a creative date for yourself.