Positive thoughts and practices are the
weights that keep us sharp and toned.
I want you to take a moment and reminisce back to when you were in your pre-teens/teens and were on punishment. Your parents took your phone and TV away and didn’t allow you to hang out with your friends for any extracurricular activities. Yes, you were pissed off at first…
After getting over being mad, you found yourself reading a book, cleaning your room, and writing in your diary/journal as therapy. After your punishment had been lifted, yes, you missed your phone and friends; but you surprisingly ended up being grateful for that “me” time to create, spend time with self and pick back up on hobbies you hadn’t done in a while.
That’s exactly how I feel about this quarantine time! I feel like it’s a grateful punishment.
I think I consider myself an extroverted introvert. So yes, I miss people, but it is nice not having to decide between working some more or going to happy hour with friends. That decision is being made for us right now!
While we are in this time of isolation, let’s use it to our advantage.
We are all creators in our various lanes. Whether you’re a makeup artist (practice highlight/contouring), an interior designer (creating new color palettes), or a lawyer (Working on writing/speaking skills), we can all work on perfecting our craft. Specifically, in my field of content creation, if you’re like me, at times you are the photographer, director, editor, AND model.
You do a lot yourself.
Because of that, this is a great time to dive in and cultivate a bunch of content. This blog came from having time and thinking,
“How I can be of service and help fellow creators like myself?”
Here are three golden tips for creating during this time:
1. Exercise regularly.
(Outside if weather permits) I know you might not have expected this to be one of the tips, but exercising gets your endorphins flowing which reduces stress, works off anxiety and feelings of depression, and boosts self-esteem. It’s a daily mindset booster! Oh and while you’re doing that, that Vitamin D from the sun is seeping inside you and supporting your immune system. It’s a great way to start a day of creating.
Take a moment to flesh out ideas so you can create new concepts, and solve problems. Usually brainstorming happens within groups, but with social distancing, if not on Zoom, we can’t gather together. I know you’re capable of coming up with lots of million dollar ideas.
3. Work hard now. Play later.
Listen, when we are released from social distancing and are able to be around our friends and family again, I am going to be the life of every party! Lol. In order to do that, I am working hard now and creating as much as I can, so I can have more than enough content to schedule out and last for a while. I don’t want to feel like, “Omg, I can’t hang out because I have to catch up on…”
So, I am working now, so I can play and be fully present with my family and friends soon.
That’s all I have for now. If this helped, encouraged or resonated with you, let me know in the comments! I look forward to seeing all of your amazing content in the future that I know you’re working hard on now!