I am super hard on myself when it comes to being productive every day. If I don't complete a few tasks a day I start to feel like I am not using my full given potential... Yes, even after one day. It's not always easy being a doer. It's really hard to relax sometimes and to really enjoy the essence of nothing. If I were to describe myself without knowing myself based off my Instagram [yea I said it] I'd say I was obsessed with my dog and going on hikes. Although this IS true...Instagram only tells the story that we want to tell. I'd like to think I was comfortable with doing just those things but during the rest of my day, I am definitely not able to sit down peacefully thinking I contributed enough.
I had this realization recently. I think a secret reason why I enjoy doing so much is that I am just someone who enjoys being creative in more than one outlet. Yes, I LOVE to paint and I LOVE to make visual art, however, some days that may not be the way I create art. Before I had this realization I was a little harder on myself to create more paintings because I felt that was my ONLY outlet and my ONLY source of branching out my brand.
Outlets such as cooking, hiking and photography. Yes, I'll even consider taking photos with your phone is a source of photography. Even further than that, I'd go as far as saying how you fold your laundry is a form of creative expression, how you make your coffee in the morning, what your EAT that day. Why do I think it's creative? I think everything has to have been created therefore I believe we can live with the impression that we ARE constantly creating our day. How much effort will we put in our daily activities? Well that's how much creativity too. Not everyone is going to have a double shot espresso in the morning paired with goat cheese & wild berry toast [insert nail polish emoji]. OR not everyone will have a very balanced workout routine that expresses their passion for health and fitness.
SO EVERYONE IS CREATIVE?
Somewhat, yeah! Fishing for instance. If you think about it, the more effort I would put into learning how to fish, the more of an art it would become for me. I think the more "things" we allow ourselves to be taught, the more creative we allow ourselves to be. Then there is also the rule that believing that there's an ART to everything you do. So it all comes back to perspective and if you have a healthy perspective on the effort you put into your daily routine, the more accomplished you may feel in the end.
IS THIS JUST ME?
Have you ever felt like you weren't "doing" enough? Even working a fulltime job, kids and many responsibilities?