I guess the arts and crafts run through our family :) My daughter had this idea of making videos to teach kids that anybody can do what she can do :) She loves arts and crafts also, and she loves teaching so here we go :) Please support her hobby and help her self esteem by watching her video and subscribing to her channel :)
A simple smile makes people beautiful, so think about it... what makes you smile? what makes you happy? what excites you? Is there anything that is always in your mind that you would like to do? or you wish you have more time for? Yes! we all have something that drives us to get up and do more of. Something that get us excited :)
I've been reading a few books and listening to a few videos where in order to find our passion we have to go back to our childhood memories and think what is it that we liked to do a lot, but some of us don't have those memories, so what do you do then? Just think back on time, what have you done that have made you really happy, or that you felt really proud about?
And try to do it again, it doesn't have to be for money, it doesn't have to be a job, just do it because it makes you happy, because you feel good about it. And after a while of doing what you like, all that happiness, all those nice feelings are going to take you somewhere, You are going to feel beautiful inside and out.
My daughter in college is making realize that getting closer to our dreams really depends on US,
not on the time we have or the stress we have. I know stress can keep us away from things we love even from people we love, but I am not going to get there since I am not a psychologist, but from experience I have learned that doesn't matter how much stress you have, at some point, like me, you have to recognize that some kind of stress is always going to be in your life, I mean that's just life. So at the same time to make this happen, having time for what I like, we have to say...
enough is enough!
Is like, you have to give yourself permission to unwind and do what you like, do at least a little bit of what makes you happy, what relaxes you, what do you look forward to.
You'll see that after doing it for just a few minutes, you'll want to do it more and more and more. And that's when we finally find a way to stick with it and fit happiness and relaxation time into our lives.
Since I started this job, I said to myself that I can still do yoga or stretching exercises, if I fit it right after work three times a week, so far I have been able to stick with it most of the time. Is like proposing to yourself to do something and sticking with it.
Now thanks to Cheryl (a lady from one of the Art Journaling online groups that I belong to) made me realize that another way to look at it and getting to fit what you like into your life is bymaking an appointment to do what you enjoy, arts, crafts, etc. But my response to her was just what you are thinking right now... Oh boy! you have no idea how many appointments I have cancelled with myself lately :( And her answer was much better than what I expected, since I didn't expect any answer at all.
"We make appointments for doctor, dentist and other important times. We all need toconsider ourselves very important this year and make time to do things we enjoy and bring us spiritual healing. You are worth it!!!" (Cheryl)
Now I am going to leave you with that thought, maybe it will inspire you and me to do something this weekend :)