Today’s Idea: Surround yourself with visual reminders of the people, places, and things you love.
Going about our everyday lives, it’s all too easy to forget what matters to us most — who we are at the core…what brings us joy…what we love. There are tons of ways to prompt ourselves to remember — first, doing these things (duh), but when that’s not possible, surrounding ourselves with photos and artifacts and music and books that transport us to times when we really felt like ourselves.
One of the cues that works for me is a painting I made a few years ago. I love art (and believe that making stuff makes us feel whole), but am not that good at it, so it’s very basic and quite rough. So it wouldn’t ever hang in a museum, but it does hang on our kitchen wall every day to remind Sean and me of some of the little and big things in life we love. Here it is:
Have you ever made something that really captures who you are and what you love? What was it, and where is it today?