Yesterday I took a day off from "working" and I did domestic stuff. In the spirit of honesty, I finally unpacked from our China trip (some stuff but not everything), I did some laundry, I cooked a meal, I cleaned out a closet and I stalked all of my favourite people online.
I went to bed last night feeling overwhelmed -not because I was so excited to see what other's were doing and feeling encouraged. No, I was overwhelmed because I felt like I wasn't doing enough. I don't have enough Christmas prints ready to go, I haven't even thought about doing a new Advent Calendar yet, I don't even have my own christmas cards printed. I need to be printing things and having them available on Esty. I need to have an open house and sell some of my Printables all ready to frame for our Living Life on Purpose Africa 2015 trip. I need, I need, I need- ack!
What have I been doing all year? How am I not being as creative, as productive, as awesome as everyone else.
WAIT! STOP! HOLD THE PHONE GIRL!
Melissa! (or insert name here___________________) Stop comparing yourself to others and get your head in your own work and just be creative.
Stop worrying about what other's are doing, stop looking into their proverbial 'bowl' to see if they have more than you do. I once read somewhere: the only time you should look in someone else's bowl, is not to see if they have more than you, but instead to see if they have enough. Are they ok?
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So I'm being honest... because frankly, I dislike this feeling, I dislike looking at others and feeling that I am not enough, and I think I'm probably not the only one...
I saw this awesome little design from ChiBird and I wanted to share it, because we're all different, we are all kinda awesome. And when it comes to creative work, creativity and productivity... the only person to compare yourself too is you. Am I doing all that I can do? Am I the person I want to be?
There are only 24 hours in the day, (Melissa, or insert your name here______________) you can't do everything, but do what you do well... and sleep tight at night knowing you are awesome.
Thanks to Theodore Roosevelt for saying: Comparison is the thief of Joy. How true. Yesterday I had my very own experience with this. So I've created a print that I will be printing off and sticking to my forehead, because it is all too true. Comparison IS the thief of Joy. Booyah!
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