14 days of prompts

14 days of prompts - student project

1.  I have been doing a lot of art - painting, drawing, creating over the last several months - as the days go by, I feel my depression is becoming easier to live with, I have found a reason to live - my art. Prior to picking up a paintbrush, my days dragged by and success was measured by getting through one more day. Now, times flies by, I can’t wait to set up my projects and I spend almost every waking hour creating - when the first prompt was ‘name a feeling’ - the feeling that literally sprung to mind was “Joyful” - earlier in my life my most joyful times were around Christmas, hence coloured lights. 
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day 2 - a message - this was easy - I closed my eyes and asked for a message…. I kept thinking focus, focus on a message and my mind kept jumping around - I kept saying focus to myself- lightbulb moment, my message was just that “Focus!”

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3 - respond to your day - migraine headache all day…..make it stop

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4. address unkind thoughts….

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12 - cheer yourself on - 

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 8 - it’s ok… to put yourself first

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5. allow your own experience - 

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9. My friend says that I am now the happiest she has EVER seen me - I am sure my happiness is a direct result of allowing myself to put my needs ahead of almost everything else.  The men previously in my life abused and did not allow for my self expression, or anything that would fulfill me.  For years I raised my children alone, struggled to pay bills and provide for them - now they are old enough to provide for themselves, and finally I am starting to feel more like me.  I am positive Linda would say the following….

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Day 13  - Let go of guilt - no matter how I try I can’t seem to move away from my feelings of guilt and inadequacy as a parent. I tried to do the best that I could but I always feel guilty with the thought that I could have done more, been more, given more.  I wish I could try again.  I would try harder. 14 days of prompts - image 10 - student project

3(again) to do list = anxiety

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14 You get to …

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11. Change your tone of voice

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Kerry Ford
Art Obsessed #sunnydayscreativecafe