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My Monday Motto


My creative affirmation for this week - I will be patient and kind with with my creativity, myself, and with others.


Journaling Prompt- How will I be patient and kind with myself today? How will I be patient and kind with my creativity? How will I be patient and kind with others? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments.


One of the things I know I need to work on is patience. I need to grow in this area- especially creatively. I want my painting to look great immediately, I don't want to slow down and practice the basics, I want to start making more sales NOW, and ... well I could go on. When things don't go how I want, then I beat myself up internally. My frustration with myself overflows to other areas. I struggle being harsh with myself, and I'm realizing the harder I am on myself, the harder I am on others. I don't want to be a harsh person, and I know cultivating kindness starts with being gentler with myself.


I'm going to be patient with myself by taking time to work on my craft and not expect anything great (or even good) from my practice time. I'm going to be patient with my creativity by putting the time in and just enjoying the motions of painting, drawing, and writing. I'm going to be patient with other by giving them time and kindness when they're working on something (just like I need time and kindness when I'm trying improve in an area).


Happy creating!

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