failure

Failure&Creativity.

Tuesday, 20/03/18

Long story short, I didn’t follow through with the whole ‘I’m-going-to-wake-up-at-7:30am-and-go-to-the-gym-and-be-super-productive-on-Monday-morning’ thing.

It’s a little bit embarrassing to admit because I was very serious about my last blog post. Very serious.

But I also have very little self-discipline at the moment especially when I’m having a good time. I try to live in the moment as much as possible so when I came back to London on Sunday night it was more important for me to enjoy my night reuniting with my flatmates, chatting, eating, playing music and staying up waaaaaaay to late to get up so early the next day.

I could’ve gotten up anyways but I would’ve been tired which means I probably wouldn’t have been productive anyways so I gave in and allowed myself to have a lay in.

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Hm.

It feels like I’m justifying myself in front of myself right now but I just want to be honest.

I did let myself down a little but as I always preach, it makes no sense to beat yourself up about failures, you just have to do it better next time. Or the time after that.

The thing is though, today is Tuesday and I still feel like I am not even really here yet.

Traveling does this weird thing to me where I feel like it takes me at least 48h to fully ‘arrive’ at a new place and also the same amount of time to come back home.

 

Friday, 23/03/18

No idea why I suddenly stopped writing on Tuesday. I had a really bad headache and my mind was all over the place. Wednesday I felt better but overall this week has been a bit cray-cray.

On a more positive note: I have started 2 acting and 2 dance classes this week and I absolutely LOVE it. I wish I could do this kind of training even more because I love it so much.

It’s challenging for sure but I always feel amazing after class.

Looking back I can’t believe how many years I spent not expressing myself enough creatively and pursuing anything in the field except occasionally playing the guitar.

Man, I LIVE for this shit.

Acting, dancing, singing, music, writing, photography, modeling… I want it all.

Which is great (go me! Lol) but also overwhelming at times because I wanna do all the things and end up doing almost nothing.

Literally story of my life.

But that is a whole different blog post.

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by Christopher Joanis

 

Now, how about you? What do you enjoy doing most?

Some people have said to me in the past that they wish they were more creative and that they think they just “aren’t talented enough” and so on.

It makes me really sad to hear that!

I am convinced everybody can be creative, especially if they enjoy it!

So many people get caught up thinking they are not good enough when really it’s all about what it does to you.

Does it make you feel good?! Great! Then do it!

Who gives a shit if you’re ‘good at it’ or not.

I am 100% sure there is a creative outlet for everyone. And if you don’t know where to start, just start anywhere!

My favourite YouTuber Kalyn Nicholson said something so true in one of her videos and it went kind of like this:

Inspiration doesn’t necessarily trigger action, action triggers inspiration and motivation.

Let that sink in for a minute.

You don’t need to wait for inspiration or motivation to pursue something, you need to just DO something and take action and that is going to trigger the drive to do more and create more.

Go out there!

Take that class and do the workshop that sounds interesting, even if you have to do it alone.

Actually, do it ESPECIALLY if you have to do it alone. You’ll meet people in no time, it’s a very nice side effect of going to workshops, events and classes by yourself.

You have nothing to lose.

If you like it, great! If you don’t, good, now you know.

 

 

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So tell me:

(How) Do you like to be creative?

 

 

 

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