First Wash, outlining drawn with non-dominant hand, white-out still on structure outlines and waves. My intention was to feel carefree, loose, light-hearted. I really like how this turned out.
Stuff just keeps happening, right? Our choice is simple: positive thought, or not. We don’t have to insulate ourselves from our lives. It’s more about consciously choosing the thought or action that can immediately improve our mood. This is the only moment that matters. Teaching yourself to feel better right now helps clear the way for more future fun things to find you.
Simply put: Something bugs you, which starts a mental downward spiral. Whatever you focus on grows, and every force requires food. Since you’re the closest, most recognizable resource, that means you. Given time and the snowball effect, this negative slide can consume thoughts, rewire emotions, and deplete health.
Fortunately, no Herculean effort is required, merely a gentle shift in focus. For example: that icky-feeling task? Spend a few moments to prepare the day before. Say to yourself, “Tomorrow, first thing, I am going to take care of this and won’t that feel great?” Take a moment to visualize how good it will feel to cross that item off your list. Next, get everything you’ll need lined up. Now, let it go. You have already prepared yourself for action so you can now relax. The self-appointed time arrives, the stage is set, you feel refreshed, and off you go.
It doesn’t even have to be the whole task, either. A sense of accomplishment is what you’re after, the feeling of empowerment which comes from organized, thoughtful action.