WELL, HEY THERE!
Yikes… it’s been quite a bit, hasn’t it?
I think it’s safe to say that I’ve been in quite the creative rut recently- recently meaning the past two months.
To be completely honest, my space has been a mess (physically and mentally). It is extremely easy to ‘clog’ your life. For me personally, I think that I’ve been polluting my life in a couple of different areas. This post will definitely be a little all over the place, but honestly, that’s how my life is… SO!
Towards the middle of May, I began to realize that something was up. The regular, perky, cheerful Taylor Holliday was no more. I became negative, nasty, and BORING. Now let’s get real… that’s no fun. The people around me started to notice and so did I. That’s really one of the most awful feelings… starting to realize that you’re headed down a slippery slope. AND C’MON! That’s not a fun place to be. So, I decided to identify the contributing factors.
LET’S BEGIN WITH PHYSICAL SPACE… MY ROOM.
If you’ve stepped foot into my room at anytime in the past month- you know that it has been a mess (AND BY MESS I MEAN DISGUSTING, NEVER ENDING, PIT OF DEATH). I don’t think that I truly realized that your physical space is a direct correlation with your body and mind. YIKES! I did not want to be out of control of my life anymore. And by the looks of my room, I needed to get busy. So, that’s just what I did. Our spaces- rooms, offices, cars, etc. are beautiful pieces of self expression! We live our lives in those spaces! Shouldn’t we nurture and respect them?! I spent some time cleaning, opening the blinds, and lit a candle. BOOM! Problem solved. After straightening up my room, I headed to my car. I’ll tell you this, the second I finished cleaning, my mind immediately cleared up. CLEANING IS LIBERATING! I’ll tell you that. My room is finally my safe space again. I naturally gravitate towards my room, again- that is one great feeling.
If you’re reading this, and it sounds oddly familiar. Take a look around where you’re sitting right now. What spaces in your life need improvement?
EMOTIONAL SPACE IS SO IMPORTANT!
It is so easy to change the direction and quality of your day just by thought. Ever heard the phrase, ‘I woke up on the wrong side of the bed?’ I WAS WAKING UP ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE BED FOR A MONTH STRAIGHT. That’s so yuck!!! *EARTH TO TAYLOR!!!* We only get to live this life once! Why waste days complaining, putting others down, and wasting beautiful time on this planet? It’s amazing how a good breakfast, a great night’s sleep, and a positive outlook on life can change your day. HAPPY THOUGHTS HAPPY THOUGHTS HAPPY THOUGHTS. Take the toxic stuff OUT! I cannot stress that enough. Tell yourself that you’re going to have a good day, you’re going to be nice to others, and you’re going to make a difference in this world. You are your biggest critic. Put your mind to something and do it. I’ve been wanting to write a new post, in fact, I have five drafts just hanging out… BUT I’VE CHOSE TO DWELL IN NEGATIVITY! That’s no way to live!
Now, I’ll have to apologize. This post has literally been to the moon and back. My mind just ate a Pixie Stick.
I say all of this to say, you’re in charge of your life. You’re in charge of your summer. You’re in charge of your day, your hours, your minutes- and they’re limited. Take charge, clean your space, wear that outfit, say it, do it- DREAM! Let’s live. Live a positive, uplifting, productive life.
I haven’t been up to much this summer- but I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to, what areas of your life need improvement, and what you plan to tackle this summer! Leave me a comment below!
I want to live my life like ‘!!!’ Here’s to doing just that.
– From the girl who loves yellow