How many possibilities are out there to improve our health and wellbeing? How many forms of choices that are our desires and dreams that we have hidden deep in the ocean of our souls, yearning to be released? Numerous ideas, dreams and visions are waiting for you to unleash them. What are you waiting for? You can turn your dreams into reality and even make your passionate hobby your career.
Doesn’t that sound fascinating, exciting and energetic? Can you feel that positive energy flow within your blood as you vision those in fruition? I certainly feel it.
But…does your anxiety and depression get in your way? Being depressed is no laughing matter and it is to excruciating to get out of bed sometimes, let alone take action on a dream. It can be overwhelming that giving up is easier than the fear of trying. I have been there throughout most of my life and I despise it.
Meditation for depression may be useful and helpful, but in my life, I have discovered that I must help the meditation along. So, how have I done that? I have worked every day through trial and error to see what the result can appear. I fail a lot, yet I am alright with that, for it’s a part of learning. Not trying because I would prefer to be catatonic is not my answer. It is difficult and has been. People, places and things can alter our moods or make us either give up or procrastinate. That is not a good idea, yet that is the reality of a clinically depressed person.
So what do you do if you get more sickness heaped upon you? Haven’t you had enough going on? It can be so emotionally paralyzing that you may not know where to begin.
Unless you are the kind of creative person who has so many wonderful ideas that you wonder which should you start with? I seem to fall into both categories, and I do not even know how to explain it to myself, as opposed to trying to explain it to you.
Can you relate? Have you experienced such sitting on the fence of indecision? It is not fun for me, yet at least I do not feel hopeless. That is a start. I’ll take it!
One of the many hobbies that I love so much is my sketching. I have a few different size books for variety. I enjoy using my small/midsize one because it’s portable. Sometimes, when I have the urge for the beach, I sit on the bench, take out my soft HB pencil and doodle. Sometimes it’s a three dimensional cylinder or a bench. I doodle with hair design or different facial features. It starts with an abstract mess, but as the pencil keeps moving it takes shape.
What if I can turn that love, that passion and joy, into a career? It’s certainly possible. These days everything is possible.
When I’m not outdoors I sketch on my bigger notebook or my canvas. Those are the painting possibilities. It is so therapeutic and has no judgement on me. I can just be alone with my pencils and paper/canvas and just create.
I enjoy taking my favorite pictures and sketching them from a 5×7 size to a 22×21 size. I love doing that. But I digress…baby steps.
I have always loved sketching and painting. I don’t judge myself. I’m not a perfectionist about it either. I enjoy the moment and get lost in the world of colors or the dark mist of pencil with shadows. I enjoy them all, and it keeps me positive so as to uplift my depression and give me hope again.
Does your hobby do that for you?
I hope it brings you the same joy as it does me.
This is s moon with a side view of s lady’s face. I know it’s not perfect, but I still like it.
What do you think?
If you have ideas of what I can sketch I’m happy for suggestions. Something new is always a grand thing.
Who knows, I can try to make a career out of this somehow, just like knitting or crotchet.
Boundless opportunities are waiting for us.
Give it a try, with no expectations.
Just have fun with it. That my version of the road to well being.
Stay tuned for more….