Day 7 Creative Challenge – Fill yourself up

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. 

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About strokeofred

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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