Emily Lyman has a penchant for organization and ruthlessly keeps only those things that bring her joy. Her life goals are to travel always, read everything, and perfect the selfie. Because let's be honest, posing for a selfie is really the most awkward feeling one can have while taking a photo.
Vincent Van Gogh once said, “If you hear a voice within you saying, ‘You are not a painter,’ then by all means paint…”
The calming effect of painting doesn’t stop once you put brush down. According to Stress Less by Kate Hanley, staring at a screen all day makes your physical world seem small; it also tires your eyes. Taking a break to look at something different will shift your perspective and your vision. Spend the next few minutes looking at something far away—a painting across the room, perhaps, or the view out a window. It will help you remember that there’s more going on in the world than whatever is two feet in front of you.
Paint that masterpiece. And then hang it where you can see it whenever life or the job threaten your sanity.