|Hip hip hooray|
I don't smoke, fill myself with caffeine, have any prescriptions, or get drunk when I'm low or stressed. I just get creative. Even if what's produced isn't "good stuff", it's turning negative energy into positive.
Only recently have I started using these creative works to market myself for work and life. I spent many wasted years filling a laptop with personal content that I could have used to gain relative followers. Instead I hid it out of shame and the constant thought of "what would people think of me?"
Then I grew up. I gained goals, expectations, and a new kind of self-drive that kind of pushed away these unnecessary worry's that were blocking the big picture. An easy way to put it: I replaced my social drive with a drive for success by shifting focus from self-image to self-happiness. And just like that, some other pieces in my life started to fall into place.
So you're interested in learning how to do the same for yourself? Well you have to start the same way an addict gets hooked on heroin (there's my expected terrible example of the day). You have to develop the habit out of curiosity. When you're having a bad day, just open up a word document, close your eyes, and start typing. Don't hold back, just let it flow from your mind. Don't even think about grammar mistakes and everything school has taught you, just let your thoughts become words and let it go all over the place. Worrying about the little things is what got you here in the first place, remember?
Step 2: Repeat. Slowly you'll find your likes and dislikes with the process and you'll find other outlets to express yourself and your point of view. I guarantee you'll learn a whole lot about yourself that you wouldn't have come across otherwise.
One redundant tip I can give you is to stay open. Be happy with who you are and watch others jump on the bandwagon. I know you've heard the phrase "Be Yourself!" a million times ever since that first fateful day you packed your backpack for preschool, but I really want you to think about it. Sit for a second and ask yourself one question: How many people actually know the true me?
Kinda scary right? How many "you's" have you developed in order to please all the different people within your world? I guarantee most of these persona's you've created have actually turned off a lot of people you've run into. Come on, how many times have you yourself showcased your natural ability to detect fake? We all have. And I, like most people, am completely detracted by fake.
I hope I've been able to get you interested in what's worked for me over the years. And if I haven't, well at least I got you thinking positive... Or negative if you completely disagree with everything I've said ... The important thing is you're thinking. Well I've never been good at ending these write-ups... Anyways... How 'bout them Olympics? ...
TODAY'S TASTY TRACK
And I’ll light the fuse
And I’ll never lose
And I choose to survive
Whatever it takes