Have you ever woke up in the morning with this insanely great idea to do something amazing and then slowly let it disappear as you let the day to day requirements creep in? Creativity is often lost in the day to day autopilot programming that we live in. We get up in the morning with the intent to do everything that we did the day before and most often we spend the day thinking about what we’re doing tomorrow or the next day. Training your brain to be present and stay there is the most valuable practice anyone can do.
There have been so many times I have driven myself long distances only to realize I couldn’t remember how I had got there. Living autopilot isn’t the life I want to remember telling my great grandchildren about. Every morning brings new possibilities. Opportunity is always surrounding us, we just have to be awake enough to see them and take hold of them. I’m a huge fan of new ideas and creating new habits so with that in mind, I have decided to challenge myself and you of course. Follow along with me in practicing these simple (seriously simple) techniques to awaken your creativity. Daily practice is essential so if you plan to see any kind of results, don’t plan on being a slacker.
Wake up 30 minutes earlier than you already do. You can use this time to lie in bed and think about all the things you want to achieve. Focus on the things that are most important to you. I find creativity speaks loudest in those early morning hours of the morning.
Practice positive self talk. I have to admit this might be the toughest one. If anyone is the meanest to “me”, it is myself. I am guilty of consistently telling myself I can’t do it, what if they don’t like me, I’m not good enough. There is no need for all this pressure. Be kind to yourself.
Stop worrying about how you are going to do it. Make a plan, decide it’s what you want, and go for it. Details will fall into place. If you’re passionate about something then fight hard to make it happen. Too often I stop myself from achieving my own goals. Only I can change my circumstances.
~Always remember that you have a quality in you that no one else has. You can do all things through faith and persistence.~
Opportunity usually shows up when you least expect it but there is always a reason it is knocking at your door. Your probably craving opportunity, wishing it would show up and save you from reality. When was the last time you had something great happen to you? Not many can say that they live in total greatness day in and day out. Most often we have to work really hard at it and maybe just maybe we will experience a moment of pure joy. I’m a firm believer in the power of attraction. What you put out in the universe is most likely what will be returned to you. I have watched this first hand with many of people that I have met in my life.
Not everything in life is horrible. Look hard to find good in every situation. If anything you can say that you learned from it even if it was a terrible experience. Practicing gratitude can really help to boost your enthusiasm for positivity. There is always something to be thankful for. Have you ever noticed those people who get out of bed angry in the morning usually end up having a bad morning? It’s like they welcome bad. They get up all grouchy, stub their toe, knock the coffee grounds all over the counter. It’s like dominos. You are asking for a disaster. Get up with the intent to have a good day. You may still stub your toe and even knock the coffee everywhere. Your reaction is what will decipher what the rest of the day will be like. I dare you to be positive!
This is my least favorite thing to do. I’m an introvert and I like my quiet time plain and simple. Staying indoors gets me literally nowhere. I MAKE myself get out and be social. Opportunity isn’t going to just show up at your doorstep and sweep you off of your feet. You have to be present and let people know who you are and what you are about. If you are staying home make sure you interact online. The world of social media is an amazing place to get connected and show your style. I have already found so many amazing people to follow.
Every day you slow your role, you diminish from the world of opportunity. I’m a fan of taking care of business and putting things on hold when need be. Just remember, while you’re away finding yourself, someone else is stepping in and finding connections. Try to keep moving towards your goals. There are days in the month where you will absolutely not want to do anything and that is okay. Make sure your only letting it be days that pass by not months. Find the time! For more ideas on how you can work for yourself, check out Entrepreneur Like A Boss
This is probably the hardest one. We love to compare ourselves to others and their accomplishments. If we act like this or talk like that then maybe the people will love us. No! There is one you and that is probably your biggest and greatest chance for opportunity. You have something amazing that no one else has. It could be your style of writing or your talented photography. Maybe you just have a really good online presence. Whatever it is, use it to your advantage. I like to follow people who inspire me and keep me on track. So far I have found many bloggers of which all offer something different than the other.
Opportunity comes to those who seek it. Put the work in and you will eventually see the rewards.