I enjoy writing in the morning. So for me, I know the morning fuels my creative process for such. Whether that be journaling, entries in a devotional, this blog right here, etc. Catch me at 6PM after a long day of physical work and slinging furniture, probably not so much! Learning not just what fuels you but WHEN is certainly a balance and one in my opinion worth honing in on.
Below is a list of what fuels my creativity:
1. Clean eating
3. A podcast, audible book, or playlist that I can listen to while working. Two of my favorite podcasts are... The Life Coach School and Crime Junkie cause you know it's all about balance right... LOL! Audible book recommendation would be my all time favorite which is Believe IT by Jamie Kern Lima. I've experienced so much about what she describes in this book, her story is the real deal! My Playlists are random I enjoy 90s rock and I also enjoy bethel worship. hey don't judge me :)
4. Having a mentor or being in groups where the others are like minded.
5. Creating boards with pictures, drawings, colors, etc that inspire me.
6. Having a clean space.
7. Eating at regular scheduled times.
8. Walking my dogs.
9. Shopping... haha
10. Having conversations with someone you trust and can talk about anything.
Let me just tell you guys 2021 has been a good year so far. I would say it has been a combination of years getting to this point that has made it possible. I'll get a little personal here and share that I've had depression and anxiety for a large portion of my life and was not receiving the correct help for it until a new doctor changed that. Because of his referral it changed my life, literally. That started a domino effect for me in the right direction. Because of that, while I still have physical pain from other "health disruptions" as I'll call them at the moment, having a clearer mind certainly helps ones well-being, especially during the creative process. Writing this doesn't compare to the relief I've experienced but I hope if anyone reading this struggles with any of the above there is help. It does take time, most of the time, but it's worth it to keep pursuing it. Which is the same for business, at least for me!
For those of you who have followed me throughout the years, you've seen my highs and lows. I truly do enjoy sharing with you because I know what it's like to want to see and learn things and maybe just not know. Finding other's who've already blazed the trail yet our sincere enough to help another is amazing, and rare.
My season is full pretty much through fall this year, but I am going to get video sharing helpful information throughout the process. Whether they are uploaded on FB or YouTube, possibly even both. I want to share with you what it is like as a vintage vendor. I am passionate about this and believe in it so much. I've been rained on, lost tents, had a smashed trailer, been down to my last few dollars, and I've also pretty much sold out, created a brand, made lifelong friends, traveled all over the US, and have experienced some of the best times of my life while being one. The growth you will only get from real life experience but maybe by me sharing it will save you from some of our least favorable ones and open up the best for you!
Email me if you want me to write about a certain topic Heather@northernvintagedecor.com
All the best,