Thursday, 21 July 2016

Thursday thoughts

Something I read this morning:

Contentment and being truly comfortable in your own skin won't breed complacency; it will release creativity! 

So how does Google define creativity...

"Creativity is the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. Creativity is characterised by the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena, and to generate solutions."

Let it sink in....think about it for a moment. Read it again. Are you unhappy with your life? Are you feeling that nothing will ever go right? We all feel like that sometimes, we are all human... the trick is to not let it get you under. It should not outline your life and it should not become a permanent residence in your sub-conscious.

I'm a fine one to talk though, for months I was extremely depressed. I felt like my whole world was destroyed and at times I didn't want to go on. My close friends might not have known this because I hid it very well. But it was also time of extreme highs and extreme lows. The day my divorce was finalised I made the conscious decision to not let this event in my life define me. I tried everything I could. It was easier said than done though. It was hard at times, but I persisted and refused to give up. When life knocks you down, what else can you do but get up.

Today I can look back on how far I've come. How I started to perceive the world in new ways, how my dormant creativity was born again. How my zest for life and running returned and the challenges I'm willing to take on now (more on that later...but think books and burning the midnight oil).

Let it go. Make peace. Accept your circumstances and if you're unhappy get up and do something about it. Take one step at a time, and if you fall, get up again.

What if you could not only think outside of the box, but also choose to live outside of it? - Lisa Bevere