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How to Make Time to Explore Your Creative Side

Being creative is more than just holding a pen and paper nearby. Creative people tend to do everything differently than their more ordinary counterparts, whether it’s dissertation writing or creating a poster. Anyone can be creative no matter their profession and lifestyle – all it takes is a little bit of effort and a will to become different. But how can we find time to explore personal creativity with so much going on around us on a daily basis?

  • Schedule your creativity

Believe it or not, you can easily schedule your creativity and do something new every day. Waking up next to a paper and drawing the first thing that pops into your head is a great way to start a productive routine. Doing the same during lunch break or after a nap will also provide a good alternative to explore your creativity. Choose whatever method works for you – whether it’s creative writing, drawing, painting or something completely unique.

  • Create anything

The hardest lesson any creative mind needs to learn is that perfection doesn’t exist. Creating something out of seemingly random pieces of paper you find around the house is a great way to exercise your mind. You can even take some clay and mold a simple item every now and then by letting your imagination do most of the heavy lifting.

  • Think about creating

Every creative mind you encounter will tell you the same – they are all thinking about creativity 24/7. Whether a thesis writer is thinking about the next written paper or a graphic designer is thinking about the next branding project, creative minds are always in their own worlds. By thinking creatively and about what you will create the next time, you will enter a personal routine of sketching and create without even noticing you are doing it.

  • Do it for yourself

If you want to satisfy a bystander by creating something new and unseen you will walk away disappointed. People who are successfully living by exploiting their creativity have one important trait – they create for themselves.

There will always be critics who are ready to fire away at the slightest dislike of something you have created. They don’t know that you have poured your heart and soul into a project and made it your own.  Instead of looking for writing help online or asking for corrections from a professional, embrace your creative expression and make people notice it for what it is.

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  • Find your muse

Finding time for creative exploits is not a problem if you have a Muse. Finding something so intimate and constant to your creativity takes time and effort. Most people never find their muse and opt for online help on professional sites such as OKDissertations.com instead. While this is a viable option, you should always think about what makes you want to create in the first place.

For some, it might be a person, a spouse or a child while for others it might be a specific piece of art or a private place of safety. Take your time and explore who you are as a person – your muse will come in time and you will always find a way to express your creativity.

  • Say no to distractions

It’s hard to say “no” to distractions. Your old friends might want to go out for a drink or your child might have a school play scheduled for Saturday evening. While some events have to be attended, some of them can certainly be skipped and that time can be spent on creativity. Weekends are usually the time when people will start contacting you with ideas about how to spend time together and do something fun. Even though looking for help with a professional service online is an option, you should always attend to important matters yourself.

If you are the type of person who prefers a bit of solitude instead of socializing, why not spend that time on your creative work? Paint a picture of your backyard or play some songs on your piano or violin. Don’t take away personal time from yourself just because someone else has different plans for it.

  • Accept imperfection

As talented as you might be, you will never create a perfect work of art – that is a simple fact that everyone needs to make peace with. Perfection doesn’t exist when it comes to creativity and asking for professional help will only deteriorate your personal expression.

Learn to accept your creativity for what it is – even if you draw an imperfect square, it’s still your own square and no one else can make one like it. Once you learn to live with the skills you possess, you will easily find time to exploit your creativity.

Making time for creativity can be as hard or as easy as we make it be. While living a hectic 8-hour work day and raising a family can be stressful, being creative once in a while can be a nice stress relief. Find a way to do something different from time to time and try drawing, sketching or even photographing something interesting. No one can tell you what to do exactly – all you have to do is try different things and see what suits you best.

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My name is Angela and I am a beginner in the blogging career.  I like travelling around the world, discovering new places, cultures and meeting new people. But most of all I like writing as I cannot imagine my life without it.

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4 Overlooked Home Decorating Ideas – Clever Ideas

Home decorating is a living art, a form of creation that isn’t static, but rather lives and evolves and grows with the nature of the life that occurs all around it. It can change, drastically, and as it does the very atmosphere of a room can change, lending energy to one space, or creating lethargy in another, supporting communication and socializing in one area, and developing a cozy cocoon of privacy in another. People share why you should choose the A+ Construction & Remodeling.

There are a number of clever home decorating ideas that can be used to fill your spaces with interest and life. These can range from a simple rearranging of elements within a space, all the way up to complex interior redesigns that will actually alter the architectural nature of the room itself.

1. Stenciling

Stenciling is one home decorating idea that is relatively simple, and quite popular. It allows you to trace images or patterns onto your wall, using a guide to keep your hand steady. This can be done with paint, colored pencils, or even ink, depending on the effect you are trying to create and is a great way to create elaborate and intriguing decorative patterns up and down and across your walls.

While there are a variety of stencils that can be purchased at your local crafting store, you are also able to create your own using acetone sheets cut precisely with a craft knife. You can even develop multi-colored designs, drawing a single shape, and then cutting stencils to match each piece of the shape. After the cutting is complete, each layer of color can be placed on one at a time to develop a multi-layered, multi-hued creation. This should, of course, all be done using a vertical and horizontal guidelines to ensure that everything matches up.

2. Stamping

Stamping is another idea for home decorating which is relatively simple. This involves purchasing a rubber stamp from your local craft store and then creating patterns with that stamp across your walls. This is often done in trailing lines running from one end of a wall to another, but can also be placed according to twisting or shifting patterns, or even waves. The use of a guide is especially important to ensure that your stamped patterns stay consistent across the wall.

There are a number of different stamping ideas that can be used. Stars can be stamped into twisting patterns like shooting comets twirling along a wall. Stamps of butterflies in different sizes can trail along with a door frame. You can even have schools of fish, possibly even in different complementary hues, swimming along with the molding of a wall or trailing the lines and creases in your home.

3. Sponging

Another great idea for adding color to your home is stamping. This is a relatively easy way to add interest to an entire space, bathing it in unique and random bursts of colored patterns that can spread out across the surfaces of a room. This creates not only a sense of color but also the illusion of texture, lending a sense of warmth and enfolding arms to the nature of whichever room it is used in.

Sponging is simply a matter of taking a natural, uncut sponge, or ripping a regular sponge, in order to create an erratic edge. This sponge is then dipped in paint, and then pressed lightly against the walls in random patterns. This is often done in layers, with either many coats of the same color or several coats of complementary colors lying one atop the other.

4. Texture

Many people overlook texture when decorating their homes, but it is actually a very powerful and subtle element, which can be used to create a sense of comfort which is more palpable because you can actually reach out and touch it.

Texture can be an especially important decorating idea in the winter when the cold and chill of the frozen world threatens to encroach upon the comfort of your home. Here the use of blankets, soft pillows, and other thick textures can help to combat not only the actual, physical cold but also the bleak and chilled perception of the world at this time of year.

Just looking at a thick rug will instantly draw to mind thoughts of touching similar objects, of the warmth, the comfort, the sensation of experiencing heat wrapping around you like a cloak. By accessing these memories, your mind makes you, to some extent, relieve them, pulling up simulations of those sensations which will wash across the backdrop of your subconscious mind.

Finding ideas for home decorating is as simple as opening up your eyes to the possibilities of each space. While watching decorative shows, or reading magazines on the subject can help to inspire you, it is the inherent nature of the room being decorated which you should take your cues from, matching the nature of various elements to the needs and functions of the area.

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Adam Edmond is the founder of All Best Choices blog. He enjoys reviewing different products and write about different solutions in the field of decoration. His prime area of expertise is Home Decoration and Home improvement.

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The Antidote for Depression Are Positive Words

The thought pattern of people who suffer from depression does not contain positive words. The simple intention of integrating positive words in their thoughts would gradually convince the brain to give up depression patterns. However, this integration process causes a lot of resistance as the brain is very attached to this negative, destructive structure. By negative structure I mean the tendency to interpret an event by linking it to a negative affirmation, thus drawing conclusions or making generalizations which usually lead towards an unfavorable state of mind and spirit.

Are words important in depression?

The depressive people notice very easily the negative comments in a conversation or a text and they do something that is even more dangerous for the brain: they keep these negative words in their mind for longer periods of time. The memorized negative words are reinforced once in a while, either by being formulated again as a thought or by being said to the people around. This rethinking of profound negative words is one of the pillars of the foundation that gives depression its huge power. The other pillar is the resistance to incorporate strong positive words into their thinking.

Depressive people have a high resistance towards considering positive words as extremely powerful for their well-being and happiness. They consider negative words more accurate in expressing the reality and positive words as a lie to oneself. The word “gratitude” for example is highly rejected by the brain of the people who suffer from depression. There are also other positive words with a high degree of optimism that can blast the negative energy of the brain in a couple of seconds: awesome, blissfulness, magic, serenity. These words are missing from their vocabulary and whenever someone expresses them, depressive people consider them a lie, as belonging to a different reality than the one perceived by them. This proves that positive words are not a part of the awareness of depressive people and incorporating such words in their conscious thinking until they become comfortable with using them, will cure these people of depression. Still, this is not an easy task, because depressive people tend to have the brain very attached to their depressive thinking patterns.

How do positive words help depression?

A realistic solution would be to rewire the brain, starting from the level of rational thinking. The best way to do that is by following a therapy such as REBT promoted by Albert Ellis in his book of self-therapy “Guide to a rational living”. Through this type of therapy, the person will have to put under question their most profound negative beliefs, which most of the time are simple sentences that contain an exaggerated negative word. This will give to the person a period in which he will diminish the power of those negative words over his brain and body. Then, the person can incorporate more easily positive words in his thinking until they don’t feel so strange and separated and slowly these words will start to feel very true and comfortable to be used.

As the best known and popular energy clearer and healer Christie Marie Sheldon said: „Truth is light and lies are heavy”, positive words feel light and negative words feel heavy. It was even scientifically demonstrated that negative words contain more information that positive words, but words with more information do not mean that the information reflects the truth. Usually, the lies are scenarios full of alembicated and complex details. People give such complex details when lying because they feel the need to misguide the listener so as to cover the feeling that the story is a lie.  But people who are in touch with their intuition will feel very quickly the lie and tell it like it is. Truth feels light, no heaviness around it.

Depressive people are very attached to this pattern of digging through a lot of information to find the truth. Most of them are not people who base their decisions on intuition. They are not in touch with their intuition and do not consider it to be real and worthy to be taken into consideration when judging things and making decisions. When faced with a situation, they block their intuition that would help them distinguish between truth and lie faster and easier. Thus, they start searching for the truth by analyzing the lies. They find the truth eventually, but the process is heavy, very emotional and the price paid is depression.

How can they find the truth by analyzing the lie?

It happens because they use the duality law, one of the universal laws that govern planet Earth. Lies and truth are two faces of the same coin. Analyzing one side, resolving the puzzle of one side, makes you see the other side, as a reflection of the first side. So the purpose of analyzing the negative side of the coin by depressive people is to find the truth. It is the same purpose as the one that everyone has, to see the truth. Positive thinking people find the same truth but use positive thinking. The only difference is in the way they feel. They feel happiness, not depression. Depressive people do not trust this way of perceiving the truth. And it is understood because only a few years ago science started analyzing how to think positively (See PERMA, the science of happiness, the science of gratitude, the science of blissfulness and awesomeness).

Because people do not know exactly how to think positively, the rules are not clear, they have resistance towards depending on this way of thinking in their day to day activities. At the end of the day, it is about results and finding the truth. If you do not know how to think positively, you cannot reach your purpose and find the truth. So the price of depression is paid for the awareness of the truth.

But this agreement with the Source (Source is a term used very often in spirituality) will soon come to an end. A new price will be negotiated: the price of happiness. People all around the world are beginning to pay the happiness price more and more. You need to be happy and offer happy energy in order to get things. This will be the new order on Earth.

Why do we have this price to pay if the Source is good?

This is an agreement made only for the planet Earth. The „rule” is incorporated only in the matrix of planet Earth, is not a universal rule. Once you enlarge yourself more than Earth’s barriers you become aware that is only on Earth.

Anyway, we got into more spiritual debates than planned, so to conclude, here are some practical solutions.

If you suffer from depression or you know someone who suffers from depression take this into consideration:

  • The state called “depression” has 2 main components;
  • If you eliminate these 2 components you will cure yourself of depression;
  • The 2 components are usage of negative words and lack of positive words;
  • Practical solutions: question very hard your negative words and incorporate positive words in your thinking.

How to question your negative words? 

Notice the negative words that you use. Write down the sentences that contain that negative word. Ask yourself: Why is this true? Where is this written? Where do I know it from? Must this be true? Am I obliged to think that this is true?

How to incorporate positive words in your thinking? 

You incorporate them by learning. Here is a list of positive words to start from.

Comment below and let me know about your struggles with depression, either you were or still are depressed. Or maybe you know someone who is depressed, maybe someone from your family.

My personal experience with depression 

In my case, (Elena, the founder of Positive Words Research) I suffered from depression and someone from my family is under treatment for depression, my mother. One reason for which I stated so many times in this article that depressive people are very resistant to positive words is because I have the experience with my mother. Her brain is very resistant to positive words. She finds positive words useless in life, the same as she finds a lot of beautiful things in this world as being useless. One of the things that depression deprives you of is seeing the beautiful things around you. Depressive people cannot become aware of the beautiful things that surround them in every moment of the life. They are blind to beauty. From time to time they spot beauty and enjoy it but they don’t consider it as a long-lasting reality. For them, beauty lasts for a short period of time.

But we live in abundance! As Wayne Dyer used to say, may he rest in peace: „Abundance is not something we acquire, it’s something we tune into.” And also “Abundance is not the destination, abundance is the way”, similar to what Buddha said, „Happiness is not the purpose, happiness is the way.”

Thank you, reader, for using positive words in your thinking. I love you for this. You do not let depression manifest in your body. You are awesome!

My biggest dream is to introduce the study of positive words in schools all around the planet to be learned by kids before going to faculty. Why? Because positive words are the key ingredient for positive thinking!

Simple and very practical: memorize positive words and start making sentences with them.

Even the negative sentences created with a positive word are powerful. This is one of the reasons why people even give their lives in masses when they incorporate this sentence in their brain: „War for peace”. As peace is a very powerful positive word, the brain focuses more on peace and less on war, paying the price. But as Mother Theresa said: „I will never participate in anti-war demonstrations, but I will always participate in pro-peace demonstrations.”  For peace, people will pay the ultimate price, which is their life, through war. The purpose is the same for all people: the peace, the good, the happiness. Only that the ways to reach these goals are different.

Something that I treasure very much and that I learned from my profession as a financial auditor was: Achieve results because you are evaluated based on your results, but achieve them by doing the right things, with integrity, hard work, and personal ethics.

Happiness will be the right thing to do. Happiness and abundance are the way to do it right. You are worthy to live your life like this!

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25 Loving Words To Say To Your Kids – Positive Parenting

The loving words that you say to your kid are important. One of the key factors of using positive parenting techniques with your child is knowing the positive language to use.

Here are 25 loving words to say to your kids:

  1. I love you.
  2. You are enough.
  3. You did enough.
  4. What you did is beautiful because… (say details that you appreciate about what the kid did)
  5. I am proud of you.
  6. You did amazing.
  7. I am so happy I am your mother (father)
  8. I adore you.
  9. Thank you.
  10. I hear you.
  11. I enjoy playing with you.
  12. I love to hug you.
  13. You bring joy in my life.
  14. What did you do at kindergarten/school? Did you play? With whom?
  15. What are the names of your friends at school? When the kid says their name, one by one, you say: Such a beautiful name.
  16. You are beautiful.
  17. I appreciate your drawing because you did this and this and this…
  18. Your toy is beautiful
  19. I like your toy.
  20. You matter so much for me.
  21. You are my top priority.
  22. I will always have time for you.
  23. We will be together for many years and we will hug so many times.
  24. You are smart.
  25. You are courageous.

Pick some positive phrases each day and say them to your beautiful child!

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