Hello, there wonderful you!
Do you ever feel that a “To Do” list is one with a bottomless pit?
And there is just never enough time, always feeling like your constantly wading upstream a river but never making it to your final destination.
Well, that certainly has been the case for me. Until, I remember that I’m the boss of me, the numero uno of my life.
The choice to steer and purposefully drive downstream to where I ultimately want to go is all up to me. This in turn reminds me that I’m in charge of the way I want to feel and act and be seen.
Deciding to flow downstream rather than upstream is all up to me!
This mindset shift is the one that takes us from a being stuck in between a rock and a hard place to one where we begin to see opportunities that had been so hard to see previously. We begin to flourish!
Choosing to flow downstream often doesn’t seem logical as we’re used to our old feelings, our old ways of being, our old results. And change for most of us can be challenging. We want to get different results by doing the same things and from experience this hardly ever happens.
It’s scary to decide to act differently, to be different, to do differently. And yet, without a doubt this mindset shift is essential for our growth and expansion.
Without growth we become stagnant. And what I’ve noticed time and time again is that this stagnation appears as an emotional unkindness to ourselves through
We really can’t scape this mindset shift if we truly want to move forward
So, here are three mindset shifts we can practice to improve your creative life and flourish.
Know that we will mess things up. Messing up is just a part of life! Begin to extend compassion to yourselves and others. I find that breath work and fostering compassion helps a ton. When you acknowledge the pain and fill it with compassion you give it space to move on and the negative cycle gets a knick. Remember, that If you fall short of accomplishing something, learn from it and move on.
When looking at your flaws (“ugh, I can’t draw cheetahs), focus on finding the little things that are good about it…(I like the way I drew the body, and that eye isn’t bad either…I know that if I keep practicing I’ll get better at drawing cheetahs). Give yourself a chance to find joy in what you already have, see how far you’ve come. And, if you’re at the beginning stages of something give yourself encouragement to keep going just as if you were doing it for your bestie.
Be grateful.. This one is a biggie! I think the more grateful you are for what you have in your life the better your life gets. Practice a grateful mindset, specially when you are hurting.
“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”– Anonymous
Always remember you’re the only one that has control over the driver’s seat of your life.