Whether you decide to focus your energy on your profession, home, health or anything in between, it’s important to create a little bit of something each day. It’s nice to feel a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day instead of worry. Don’t go to bed thinking I should have, why didn’t I or what if? Lay your head down knowing that however your day played out, you created a little something for yourself.
I tend to be hard on myself when it comes to making and creating. I have so many ideas floating around in my brain that I get down on myself when I don’t put them into motion. Sometimes I intend to finish a huge project, but by the end of the day I’ve only ended up collecting the materials to begin, but that’s ok. Creation takes time. Being inspired to do something is a process, but it will feel better if you take a tiny step towards your goal, project or creation every day.
I’m sure you’ve heard the quote by Lao Tzu, “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Think back to your last big project at work, in the kitchen or at your crafting table. Better yet, think about awful papers you had to write in school. How much energy was wasted resisting? Then you put pencil to paper and the first sentence emerged and you realized you can get through this paper and who knows you might even go on to live a happy and fulfilling life. The crazy thing is, I find myself resisting projects that I know I’m going to enjoy creating. It must be biology trying to protect me from the unknown-I can’t fathom another reason why time after time I tip toe into projects. Once I begin, I take off at lightening speed and enjoy every second. Whether it comes easy or there’s problem solving to be done-it’s a nice creative challenge. So here’s me encouraging you to take off, just do it, create daily!
It could be something simple like a daily doodle of encouragement, a step or two of a larger project or a workout. Maybe you want to cook dinner five nights a week or edit and organize your entire photo library. Maybe you’ve been pining awesome DIYs or filling up your basket of clothes to be mended. Whatever projects you’ve been putting off or shuffling around, here’s your cue. Go, make, create! Do a little something every day and I promise you, you’ll feel a whole lot better by the time the end of the week rolls around.
Remember: creation doesn’t have to be material. Maybe you created space to think by meditating for five minutes or muscles by pumping out ten pushups. Usually my creations are meals or even cups of tea and to do lists. As long as you set aside a moment for yourself in which you can relax and feel inspired you’re beginning to create. Now go! Think! Make! Create!