As Albert Einstein once said:
“The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein
Our thoughts and decisions are what make us who and what we are. If we make a decision to do something, that is exactly what we do. The one mistake that I feel people make in this world is believing we can’t change ourselves.
On the contrary, we can be anything we want to be IF we actually want to.
If every morning I wake up late, and I continue to wake up late every morning, it’s because I have made a decision that it’s okay if I wake up late and try (keyword) to wake up on time. So not matter how upset I get about not waking up on time, it’s still my decision.
We are our own keepers. Our own decision makers. Our own masters of change.
“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” – Marcus Aurelius
What happens to us is not nearly as bad as how we let it affect us. I know a few people who have this frame of mind, this serene mentality of looking at the world. This, however, is harder than it sounds. If it hurts, it hurts. If the stress is unbearable, it’s unbearable. Or is it?
There is no reason to stuff it away or forget it exists. Face it, accept it and move forward. Again, harder than it sounds, but if that can be mastered, your mind, your body, your heart can be at peace.
“There are thousands of causes for stress, and one antidote to stress is self-expression. That’s what happens to me every day. My thoughts get off my chest, down my sleeves and onto my pad.” – Garson Kanin
Creativity is a beautiful expression of life. Whether writing, reading, drawing, painting, crafting—any of these can make you feel good from the inside out. There are plenty of factors that take us from this wanted bit of creativity…exhaustion has to be my number one stop in creativity.
But what I forget to remember: creativity gives you wings, sets your energy on fire and you can fly on that high for hours…
My favorite quote since I found it High School:
“In creating, the only hard thing is to begin: a grass blade’s no easier to make than an oak.” – James Russell Lowell
To begin is the hardest. To begin a new habit, to begin a new routine, to begin a new anything. It takes the most energy and the most strength; but once you do, the world is yours.