Giving Everything 100%

I read something today that impacted me in a new way…I have gotten in the bad habit of denying myself happiness basically every day. When I’m in an unpleasant situation, I infect everything else in my life with negative thoughts and think of myself as a victim of my circumstances. But when I read this article by Marie Forleo, I realized things don’t have to be this way!

In order to find my passions in life, I need to bring passion to everything I do.

Whether you’re brushing your teeth, making love or cleaning the kitty litter—do it like you want to do it.     – Marie Forleo

Let’s face it…this isn’t easy to do, especially when you feel down in the dumps! Who likes cleaning the kitty litter? But imagine doing it with a new excitement and energy that will brighten your mood rather than continue to bring you down. That is powerful.

This will be my new goal day-to-day because there are sooo many tasks that I would rather never have to do again. By revamping them, I can bring more excitement and joy in my life and hopefully become a more passionate person.

Another side benefit to proactive passion is kicking life-sucking habits like procrastination, resistance and complaining straight to the curb.     – Marie Forleo

If you never try, you’ll never know…right?

Elle Luna’s 100-Day Project

Today, I stumbled across Elle Luna’s 100-Day Project and I was immediately inspired.

In fact, just yesterday I went and purchased some art supplies to practice watercolor and sketching again. I’m very excited to see where this creative journey takes me.

To participate in this project, which begins in April (but I may start on my own beforehand), you pick an activity that you will commit to for 100 days. Since I’m doing drawing/watercolor, I will be painting & drawing something each day for 100 days. You could do anything from taking a self portrait or writing a letter to someone each day. How amazing does her project sound?!

This is a genius way to develop a passion/habit as well as discipline because it’s not going to be easy to do this every single day. Some days I’m going to want to collapse after work and not touch any drawing materials. But I believe this process will be beneficial to my mind by allowing me to be creative in an accepting environment and motivating me to continue even when it’s hard.

If you are interested in joining this project, check out this post for more details!! It starts April 6th, 2015!