What are you doing today? I almost asked what you were doing right now but that would be reading this blog post so it wouldn’t be a good example. 🙂
So take a look at your “To Do” list for today and highlight all the activities on there that make you smile… the ones you look forward to. The ones you save as “rewards” – to be done and savored in between the not-so-much-fun tasks like cleaning the bathroom or paying the bills.
Do you have more things that make you happy or more things that make you cringe? Do you think you’ll “have time to be happy when you get that big royalty check or the deal of your dreams comes true” but for now you must just do the mundane?
Well, let me tell you a little secret: The key to being happy is to love the process.
So what’s your process – what makes your heart sing? My process is painting, writing, coaching, connecting… it makes me HAPPY!!!! My friend who has 5 kids can’t get enough of kid stuff. And don’t get me started about how my gardener can go on about roses or fishing – he’s so happy and enthused about both that there is no stopping him!
Here is a great video Adam Parsons sent my way and I just had to share it with you! You can just listen while you work and you will be inspired – I promise!
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Here’s to your creative happiness!
– Tara Reed