Today’s entry doesn’t include a photo. Instead, this video was taken in my backyard. The word for today is peace. Peace is what I’m trying to bring more of to my life.
One way I’m doing that is by focusing on things I’m passionate about. That’s photography. I’ve thrown my love of photography away so many times. Inconvenience and lack of confidence have always been the two major reasons. I refuse this time. It’s an outlet for me. It’s therapeutic and I need that in my life. What’s your outlet? What are you passionate about? Have you thrown it to the wayside? I implore you to incorporate it back into your life. If it’s never been a regular part of your life, make it.
Nature is another thing that brings me happiness. That’s likely why it’s the topic of so much of my photography. I’m incredibly introverted. I’ve got a toddler as well. I’ve become almost a shut in because of these contributors. While I enjoy it up to a point, how healthy is it truly? Pursuing these things that bring me happiness are getting me out of the house. Not only that, they’re enriching my life.
The last thing I’ve started incorporating into my life is Marie Kondo’s method of tidying up. I highly suggest watching her new show on Netflix (she also has books). It’s life changing. Her methods are helping me see things differently. It’s all about what “sparks joy” for you. It is giving me a deeper appreciation for my surroundings, helping me focus on what’s really important, encouraging me to let go of the past, and increasing my PEACE.
I implore all of you to check it out and also consider what additional changes you can make in your own life to promote peace.