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What is your true nature?

This morning, I did a meditation with the affirmation “happiness is my true nature.” I feel like in the process of living life, it’s easy to forget that we tint the world we see with the assumptions we make.

I want to be happy. Who doesn’t? But in the process of interactions with others, or frustrations with situations we’re currently in, it’s easy to get bogged down by other thoughts and feelings. Read More

Take a moment to reminisce

What are some of your fondest memories? How about times where you overcame a struggle and discovered a strength you didn’t realize you had?

Whether you are looking ahead and have a clear goal for yourself, or feel like you don’t have a clue where you’re headed next, it helps to look back on the past. How will you know where you’re going if you don’t reflect on where you came from?

I think our biggest motivators┬ácan be revealed by what we found lacking or didn’t understand in the past. Read More

Make boring things a habit

In both The Creative Habit by Twyla Twerp and Essentialism by Greg McKeown, the concept of routines comes up quite often. Typically, we think of routines as boring and predictable. For instance, the daily grind: get ready, get to work, be at work, do work, then get home only to do it the next day. Right? Boring and predictable.

But, imagine the opposite. What if there was no consistency in how you got to work– you had to take a different route each day, using a different mode of transportation, and you always got to work at a different time. Using your creative energy to figure out the best route for the day, deciding what time you want to get to work and so on…do you really want to use your creativity up on boring, menial stuff?

Of course not.

Think of your creativity as a bank, and one that you want to invest the most on projects you should be creative on. Whether it’s a personal project or the next big deadline at work, focusing your creativity makes sense. So take the same route to work, sleep and get up at the same time, have the same makeup, clothing and breakfast routines. These should be a part of your rhythm so you don’t spend an extra iota of creativity on the boring stuff.

What’s one thing you’re wasting creative energy on, that doesn’t need it? How will you change it?