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Anyway – onto more important things. Who sleeps good? Give me your tips. I’ve slept a total of 6 hours the past two nights (I know, that’s more than some of you – and I’m so sorry). To all of the people who have issues sleeping, the moms (and dads!) with their babies, anyone else with something that causes a lack of beauty rest – I wish you all the best. Seriously.
But, I haven’t gotten sleep because I’ve been deep into the blog and some writing things I’ve got going on. So, I don’t see it as all that bad. I’ll regain the rest, I think. There just isn’t enough hours in the day, you know? So at night I try to finish (try), I usually don’t, then I repeat it all in the next 24 hours.
I’m one for slowing down and backing up, because my anxiety becomes a major issue when I have too much going on in my head, which is super hard since my brain might actually be that pink energizer bunny, but I’m also a true believer in working your ass off to get things done. So that kind of leaves me in the middle of “let’s hangout on the couch and not think” and “let’s not sleep for a week to rebuild this”.
It’s tough. Slowing down isn’t easy, but it’s good for the mind. I’ll take a break and catch up on some sleep soon, for the sake of the bags under my eyes.
SO with no sleep and swollen eyes, let’s talk motivation – with the week I’ve been having, I’ve also felt totally inspired and motivated. I find true passion in things around me – as you might know by now – and I love to be hands on. Like, love. (Do you follow on snap and insta? I’ve been super hands on lately.) I literally take my blog to paper before I redesign on the actual site. It’s just how my mind works – and I think it’s good for anxiety. It’s good to put the computer or phone screen away for a minute or two.
BA’s new question after:
When he can tell my mind is overflowing, I start to say “I don’t know” to everything, and I don’t know where to put the thoughts besides a piece of paper.
I’m a huge believer in motivation and inspiration. You can find motivation in almost anything. I find it by looking around my apartment, the room I’m in, the blob of paint I just splattered on the white rug by accident, the friend I call to say “I miss you, sorry I’ve been MIA for a year”, the patients I see daily, anywhere, anything. I find it by using my hands and letting my mind sit for a minute – baking muffins that come out as soup, or ‘paintings’ that look like a 5-year-old did it.
Being a blogger, people ask about motivation and how you continue to write things.
I don’t look for motivation, I kind of just let it come to me and I always try new things. Like painting. It was random, something I could get my hands on, and it inspired me in some way.
And when I feel unmotivated – I walk away. That’s also when I try new things. I don’t sit at my computer and wait for something to pop up. I let it go and pick something else up. It opens your eyes.
A huge, and I mean HUGE factor for my motivation is who I surround myself with. After going to acupuncture for awhile (I promise a post is coming soon) and reading all about it, I’ve officially confirmed it for myself that you carry people’s energy with you. The vibes you’re surrounded by will absolutely make a difference – and sometimes that means shutting things or people out. And that’s fine, seriously. Find who brings out the best in you, who motivates you to be better. Surround yourself with the things you love, the people you love, the books you want to read, the notebook you want to fill. I’m not an artist, at all, but I find inspiration in using paint to create things. I use water colors and throw them all over a piece of paper to find a color scheme I like. And BA sits there and tells me it looks ‘amazing!’
You don’t have to “be” something to do something.
And you should be surrounded by people who support that. Always.
So, basically, find motivation in anything. Do random things to find out what you like. If you want to blog – blog your ass off and walk away sometimes. If you want to write – write all the time then color other times. If you want to paint – start painting daily then take a walk and look around. Work at it, find what inspires you, throw in some random times of decompressing, and it won’t feel like as much of a commitment as it sometimes would. You never know what you truly like until you do it – and if you hate it, never do it again.
I think growing and learning about yourself is an amazing thing, and you can find so much inspiration in things you never thought you’d even like – for instance: painting like a child.
And, of course, if you have negative vibes around you – run.
How else are you being inspired? Always love hearing new ways from you guys – xx