sometimes i forget to grow…

listen…life happens and we all tend to get stuck in the never-ending ebbs and flows that make up day to day living, however sometimes you have swim a little harder and break the incessant rhythm.  i, for one, have gotten and am currently stuck in said rhythm.  SO it’s time to do something about it.  what that “something” is is still undetermined (for me, personally), but here are a couple of ideas of how you can break out, move on, and grow a little…

1.  revisit your creative side. (even if you don’t think you have a creative side)

it’s my favorite thing to go back to because it’s always there waiting for you wherever you are (mentally, physically, geographically, or otherwise) and it always contains an unlimited amount of potential and growth. you can never over-create. we live in a world with internet access almost everywhere.  an opulent wealth of inspiration peeking at us through iphone screens, google searches, and (my favorite) pinterest home pages.  so go find a cookie to bake, or a new make up technique, or a new crochet project, or a new outfit to assemble with what you have in your closet, or simply commit yourself to an hour of exploring creative ideas.  i promise you that you will find growth.  and no matter how big or small- growth is growth, and creativity presents itself in an infinite number of forms.

2.  move.

stop sitting down, being tired, and waiting to go back to sleep everyday.  it’s winter – which means it’s dark at 4 o’clock and seasonal depression has not only hit, but it’s made itself at home in your psyche. so i get it, it’s not easy – the uphill battle waits for us at the end of every october, and it’s a persistent mother effer.  but, if you’re able to put on your big girl (or boy) pants and commit to starting a routine your mind, body, and soul will thank you.  it can be as big as training for a marathon for next spring, or as small as deciding to get up and vacuum the house, or put away the laundry, or clean out your car (i find housework to be the hardest and most rewarding type of exercise).  get the blood circulating and the mind awake and you might find you’re able and wanting to do more than you would have expected.

now if you’re feeling ambitious, i would recommend combining the two initiatives together and seeing where you end up.  i’d be willing to bet it’s somewhere that’s a little more aware, a little more appreciated, and a little less lethargic and complacent.  your health is the most valuable asset you possess and it deserves to be invested in. (in my humble opinion)

if you’re perfectly happy to be lethargic and complacent, there is zero judgement over here on my side of the screen and rock on wit your bad self. as a matter of fact- the only reason i wrote this post is to exercise my creativity (practice what you preach or whatever…) i’m assuming i can’t be the only human out here that feels this way and that there’s a good possibly that there’s a community of us that probably need a little fire under our asses around this time of the winter to maintain sanity and this is my attempt at sparking it.

go eat, drink, and be merry you sexy beasts you. (and maybe move a little afterwards)

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