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Daily Affirmation: Focus

    

A doodle of my acrylic easel ❤️

   

    So, I was asked a few days ago what a good affirmation for focus is. There are so many to count – all made by the believer – but I do use a few myself. Focus is essential if you are trying to complete a task and just don’t have the feels for it, or your kids are giving you a long long account of their day… yes, focus is definitely needed there. Sometimes I’ll catch myself thinking of the Pokémon theme song in the middle of one of Chi’s shfills about a dream she had months ago.😏  She’s too cute.

Watercolor Love

   Focus has never been one of my strong suits. I mean, don’t get me wrong, once I’m going on a project, I’m in the Zone. I guess it’s more of a ‘focus-on-focusing’ thing? I don’t know. All I know, is it was getting in the way of my progress in this work-from-home-mom/artisan dream of mine. I believe when one is focused, they are absorbed in what they are doing. Almost to a point where you don’t even hear what’s going on around you. In the zone, baby! I love going there, but having a toddler can make that really hard. (Batman is a huge help when he’s home, but he works a lot.) 

So when I thought up one a few months back I wanted to make sure “absorbed” was in there somewhere. To invoke it within me every time I said it.

❤️Today’s affirmation: I am Absorbed by all that I do…❤️

Close your eyes and breathe the words in and out. It’s a great reminder to get back on track and just how important being on track means to you. It’ll reignite your goals in a different way, through your focus and drive. I know this, because it worked for me. Now, when my mind wanders (or I pick up my phone and start social surfing instead of working) , I snap back and say it. It gets me mentally back in line instantly. I think the more we say an affirmation, the faster it will come to work in your life. Mental reconditioning, if you will. I hope this helps even just one of you today.Do you have Focus affirmations that you say and would like to share?

Light and Love. L

 

 

 

Tuesday Morning : Daily Affirmation : FEAR . . . 

      Mornings are becoming really important to me. Being a workgat-home-mom, there’s no such thing as a day off. So, mornings when my oldest is at school and Batman and baby sleep, the silence is Golden. This morning I’m pushing myself to Practice Practice Practice. It’s a mindset I’m trying to stick with. I have so many great ideas and little FEAR monsters keep trying to take my courage away from me. 

    If you don’t believe a thing like fear can be crippling, you haven’t had a real conversation with yourself. Plain and simple. So, baby steps. That’s what I’m doing. Taking super ant-sized baby steps when I need to, and giant leaps when I really try to. I believe that’s called LIFE, ladies and gentlemen. LIFE… 
**Today’s Affirmation : Fear is False Evidence Appearing Real ** You can’t take a mental fear and hold it in your hands, can you? It can’t jump out of your brain and find a weapon to kill you with, can it? (I hope not 😑) So, what exactly IS there to fear?… I think I just saw it click for you. Say the affirmation whenever you feel a twinge of fear bubbling up.  Close your eyes , if you have to, and say it. Feel it. Remember it. It’ll get you through the day. 

Let’s dig a little deeper, here. So, it can’t kill you. Hell, you can’t even see it. Taking that step into something scary (like art) won’t kill you, so why not? I gave my fear a phrase and now it no longer scares me. That’s the key.  Give it a little life just to get rid of it. Give it a silly face and, mentally, slam the door on it. You think I’m kidding, nope. Totally serious. We have such powerful minds, we could conquer a full day and still have time to make love at sunset. We have the mental power to conjure up tears or come up with a cool project for a competition. So, why not? Imagination creates worlds. Never forget that.☺️ 

Daily Sketch Past a FEAR


Happy Tuesday, Beautiful Souls. ️❤️ I have some fears to conquer and “Lyme Warriors” banners to finish. 

Night Owl Chronicles : Lyme Warriors Project & Creative Fear Blocks. . . 

It’s really really coming together. Just check out those colors! Match made in silky fabric heaven. 😇❤️ How are my fellow night owls doing tonight? ❤️ 
   It’s time for a bit of randomness to help sooth my tired soul. I wanna talk about CREATIVE FEAR for a sec. Creative Fear is that block we sometimes get right when we are about to sit down and start crafting. You know the one. 😏 The , I-know-I-need-to-sew-but-I-have-to-vacuum-first block. 🙄 Oh! Or the, if-I-don’t-throw-a-third-load-of-laundry-in-RIGHT-NOW-my-head-will-surely-explode block. Sound familiar? Yeah, me too. Almost everyday, I’m talking myself in and out of project I’m excited to work on. So, if I’m so excited , why do I keep avoiding it? Creative Fear that I’ll screw up. Yep, something so simple and non existent makes getting my day started that much harder. I know I can’t be alone in this. 

   Look, the first thing you have to do, as I did, is accept that fear is normal and even healthy. If you keep ignoring it, you’ll keep ignoring the creativity clawing it’s way out of your brain. You’ll slip up and miss a great opportunity to someone who took that scary first step. Once you acknowledge it, you can think of the worse case scenario. After you do and realize that the worst case scenario isn’t so bad, you’ll decide whether or not you use your fear as a crutch (creative block) or the necessary blocks to reach your creative goals? 

   I’m just saying. You are not alone and you will get through this creative fear block. Trust me. Because there are millions of these moments you will encounter for the rest of your life. Why not take one scary leap so that all the others you come across don’t seem so far to jump anymore. Happy night owning, fellow artisans. I hope this helped someone out there. ☺️ Do you have any all-the-time creative fear blocks? 

       L. 

9 Morning Sketch/Paint Inspiration/creativity

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**Morning sketch/paint session**, my coffee. Maybe I’ll add the words “good morning” and hang it in the kitchen above the coffee pot for a while… Hmmm❤❤❤☕❤❤❤☕ Is it weird to hang your own work?? I didn’t think so ☺ I read alot (suprise suprise) and alot of the time, it says “don’t fall in love with your work, you’ll never sell them”. I disagree.  I think if you hang and love what you do and make, your love does go into that project on a deeper level. Others will feel what you feel and will love you for the feeling they get when they look at your work.
  That’s how I see it. I wonder if others do too?