This is going to make me sound so crunchy, but at the end of my yoga class yesterday, my instructor said something that stuck with me:
“Take a second to think about the things that make you feel alive. What brings vitality to your life? What makes you feel so full that you want to be the best person you can be?
Now take these things and make room for them in your life. Carve away time to do them: because the world needs more people are are actually alive.”
Two things I thought of were: (there are many more- but pretending to be on So You Think You Can Dance alone in my apartment didn’t seem quite as inspiring.)
*Creating for the sake of creating- without payment or instruction.
*Riding my bike for miles with a damn good playlist.
So this morning, when I had business emails to answer, I decided to put them to the side for a minute and create- draw. write. take a few pictures.
So here is my “this is what makes me feel alive” creation: a photo I took of an adventure and some hand lettering I drew this morning. These are just my scribbles- but it makes me feel alive to create to just create.
And for those of you who love biking- or just listening to good music- I’m cooking up a play list for you.
Now, just do something today that makes you feel full and inspired. Don’t down play it. Don’t feel guilty for it. Just do it: because we need more people to actually be alive.