Friday, July 5, 2013

Please be calm and keep going!

Pleasant mornings for me please!
Nothing like peace! I don`t know about you but
I had to deal with a lot of stress in my life and now
I am learning to be more and more calm, I am finally
getting closer to were I want but I still have to work a lot 
on my self, I`ve learned a few tricks that keep me 
calmed and I am still working on it but for those interested
in reading about how I do it, here are a few things I do,
know that this are very very few things but I hope you`ll
try and see if some fit in your life and may inspire you to 
come up with lots more, if you like, please share a few
of your own tricks that may help me too, I will appreciate it!

Sleep well, nothing like waking up and feeling rested! 
Eat healthy, avoid those food that make you feel weird or heavy!
Do your favorite things, I love painting, making music, reading and cooking 
having walks or going somewhere in the city or out the city, this last
one makes me feel renovated!
Listen to soft music, light up an incense and have a sweet pet, they remind
us of goodness and we have to be surrounded by goodness, add some flowers
and a favorite drink as well!
Breath and be patient, we have learned to live in hurry, so much that
we think it is the normal way of living!  
Rest during the day... some may thing this is crazy but it is actually
not, resting from time to time is good for you, this can be simply
done by taking 5 minutes to sit in a place you enjoy and catch up for your breath.

(She barely fits in her found box! Lol!)

Also allow your self a little craziness!  Let it all out!
From time to time I get this feeling that I have to let out and as I am
a painter, well, I paint to express my self!  Sometimes I find difficulties in the 
technique section but I mostly enjoy my self and I keep on learning!
I`ve already loosened the thought that I should be a perfect painter and this
is the time I am enjoying this the most! I am becoming more free and this 
also includes to be more relaxed! But this is not an easy thing to do,
I still have a long way to go but we all do the best we can right?

I have this large papers and I use them guilt free cause they are super cheap,
they can brake easily so unless you know how to use them I don`t recommend them
but if you do, you know it`s great to work on them, I like to go big sometimes, 
those are happy days but mostly I`ve been working on my journal and can`t seam 
to be able to change for now but part of my goal is to get better and as I have said,
practicing is key to improve and one has to be disciplined to get there right?
See? I can`t let go of becoming better!! Lol!  But then, I also have fun while it!

"A little craziness"  Mixed media on paper

"Out loud" Journal page

"A warrior of my own battles" Journal page

I just have send a few entries to be published... finally!, if it happens, It will
be great, if not, then the excitement was worth it anyway!  
I know it takes time for they to evaluate and decide but I am patient...
 I just thought I am ready, I didn`t think so when a few of you kindly advised 
me to do so but I thought I have to go for it now, I feel it, I wish for it, may it be so!
Blessings sweet friends!