When life throws you a challenge, do act in a creative way or a destructive way?
I try to choose creative as often as possible, because it benefits me, my family, friends and everybody around me and has ripple effects into the greater consciousness.
In order to this I have to know what my destructive behaviors are and what their creative counterparts are.
When I react to challenges in a destructive manner, I feverishly eat exorbitant amounts ice cream and potato chips, I ruminate, I talk shit, I stop exercising, I get grumpy with people I love, I pay my bills late.
On the other hand, when I respond creatively in the face of challenges, I notice my breath, I seek advice, I read and listen to great thinkers, I clean my house and work in the yard, I move my body, I get out of my own circumstance by doing something for someone else.
The goal is to have a toolbox filled with enough creative solutions to move through even the most challenging situations with grace.
May your creative responses be greater than your destructive reactions!