today was a good day. i woke up ready to conquer whatever came my way. someone in my parking spot? no sweat. really bad hair day? (can you say static!) oh well. doing 40 days of clean eating and all i can smell outside is a grilled burger? its okay. really really behind on my paintings? i got this.
some days are bad and that's ok. creativity can't be forced. when it's just not flowing, you just have to give yourself permission to shift your focus. i finally realized this after three days of just crappy painting. i decided what i had would be good "under painting" and started to clean. cleaning always makes me feel better. i guess because i feel productive.
instead of coming in to work the next day, i spent it with my family. i needed it. i needed to be with them and just laugh. we ate and ate, watched really boring movies and cuddled with the babies. (my nieces and nephew that i am obsessed with!) that was it. it was what i needed to release my stress and get me ready for this week.
sometimes trying harder isn't the answer, but letting go can bring you the peace you need to start anew.