Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Inspirational Tips: Join the Playtime Celebration Revolution!
Many of you have said that you see me as a nice, decent human being and, for the most part, I am. However, I am unbelievably mean to myself. The other day my best friend called to talk about the fact that she has been worried about how awful I am to me. It's true, I tend to hold myself responsible for the world and when one thing falls...well, I am merciless.
After that conversation, I realized that lately, being unkind to me had caused me to lose the sound of my own voice. I was listening to others as though they were more knowledgeable about my life than I was and trying to be what others wanted me to be. What's wrong with being me? How come I let myself get lost? How come I beat up on myself for not being all I think I need to be?
As artists, parents, full-time workers, part-time workers, job seekers and more, we often fulfill the needs of others long before we take care of ourselves. If you do that enough, you begin to send a message to yourself that says others are more important than you thus your needs are not important and that's simply not true. Whether it’s coloring, reading, riding a bike, or something else we all need to explore what’s within. We need to hear our own voice, explore it, understand it and then share it with the world around us.
I notice that I am more evil to myself when I have had absolutely no me time; no time to allow myself to play. It's as though I forget that I have anything meaningful, important, fun or colorful to share. So today I'm starting a Playtime Celebration Revolution. That's right! I'm raising hell on "the self."
Today, I invite you to do 1 nice thing for yourself, 1 thing that allows you to “play” AND share one thing about you that you would like to celebrate here.
Ready? Ok, I'll start,
Today, I bought a book I have been looking at for a week. I am going to read and break out my watercolor pencils to play for awhile AND I'd like to celebrate the fact that I used to think I was only filled with words but I am finding more and more that I am filled with loads of color too....and some sparkles.
Ok, who is with me?? Share and let's start a Playtime Celebration Revolution!!
Posted by Natasha at 10:09 AM