The background of the image above is something I painted with Tiffany a few months ago. I remember staring at the canvas, watching her and her daughter paint away and wondering how in the world to even start painting. What if it won’t look good? What if “blah blah blah.” Aren’t we just too hard on ourselves sometimes? I totally am!
So, when in doubt, act!
Sounds easy enough, right? Well it isn’t. The hardest part is starting. There are so many things I want to do, changes I want to make in my life to help me lead a more intention based life, that I am having trouble starting. For example, I was making green juices all the time in the Spring and enjoying them; and now, no more juices. I tried meditation for a few weeks on and off, but it didn’t stick. I’m trying to find time to do something creative everyday, but I am struggling to sit down and create. I’ve had a challenge to try to wake up every day at the same time, but some days, hitting snooze is much more appealing than starting my day.
I took August as a month to just be. The kids were with us at the beginning of the month, and A was away on business for 2 of 4 weeks, so I set a goal of being patient with myself and not giving myself a hard time. A reset so to speak, where I was just quiet and thoughtful about what things I wanted to be part of my daily life. With the new season approaching, I am starting to feel my drive again. I miss juices, so to help give me ideas I’ve joined the simplegreensmoothies.com 30 day challenge which starts October 1st. (You should join with me!) I want to dabble in more creativity so I bought a book, Art Before Breakfast, to give me ideas for daily things I can do and draw.
I don’t always need a push from others to find motivation. But right now I do and that’s ok. What are friends and programs and books for?! I am remembering to start small because the change I want is there for me to find.
What will you start today?