: Big Magic was not what I expected. Honestly I picked up the book on a whim to pull myself from a pit of worthlessness. I figured it would be one of those books that I would read and not think too much into it. It was supposed to be a passing fantasy. It was not. I surprisingly found out that most of my inability to finish any of my creative projects comes from fear and crippling self-doubt. Reading this book was surprisingly helpful for someone who is completely against looking at their flaws. Even if you aren't an artist, this book provides an insight into everyday problems that you might not have connected with creative living. My advice? Give it a read. If it helps you, fantastic! If it doesn't, well at least you can add a book to your yearly book challenge. .
Do I wake up every morning with oodles of energy, ready to get my workout in? The answer to that is No, not always :) There are many days, especially when it’s still dark and cold outside, when I couldn’t be happier to crawl right back into bed and get a few more hours of sleep. But here’s the deal, I am not so focused on trying to get a perfect workout every morning! I am more interested in doing my personal best that day. Some days it’s amazing and some days I am glad I moved by body for a bit! Because in the long game it’s the consistency that counts, not whether or not you killed it on one particular day :) #DoneIsBetterThanGood#GetItDone#MoveYourBody#FindYourFit#Exercise#Fitness#Health#FatLoss#SlimDown#Nutrition#HomeWorkouts#FitInFifteen#omwithatwist
Interesting to see such a drastic difference in behavior when traveling one hour earlier in the morning! So many tired commuters! Some slouched over half asleep about to fall out of their seats and others completely asleep, head back and slack-jawed. This guy clearly didn’t have enough time to get ready and arrived with a loose tie draped around his neck.
Day 28. #black I have been in an ugly funk for a few days and when @tammisalas said today's prompt was to use black and embrace the dark colors I was kind of excited and thought I could come up with something a lot more creative to reflect my dark mood. But the truth is once I got started, this is all I had in me. I had a professor that told me once, "sometimes done is better than good". I really liked that advice. Especially when I'm not feeling all that creative. Regardless of my moods and ups and downs these last few days (ok, months) I am still beyond grateful for this life. #tammisgratitudetribe#begrateful#becreative#bepresent#artjournaling#doneisbetterthangood
“Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling." - Edna Ferber
Ever try to force those holiday feelings? I have.
Overscheduling, too many gifts for the kids, baking oodles for everyone we know. The harder I tried to create the Christmas of my dreams, the further away it got.
So I cut back - fewer gifts, minimal baking, saying no to parties. Heck, last year I didn’t even put ornaments on the tree - just lights.
But that didn’t quite do it either. I cut back so much that I felt like I was missing out on what makes the holiday season feel special.
I don’t really know what will put me in that holiday sweet spot, but this year, I want to experiment and see if I can find a little magic without scheduling myself into the ground.
Do you have a favourite tradition that always brings on those holiday feelings for you? Share in the comments below.
If you’re wondering, my holiday necessity is listening to A Christmas Together by John Denver and The Muppets.