I have all of these thoughts and ideas in my head and I just need to get them out. When I start writing, I realize how much there needs to be shared. So many ideas and things swirling around in my brain.
As a young person, I am in a phase in my life where I am learning constantly and everyday feels like a new breakthrough – and a new epiphany.
Every day for me feels like “Eureka!”Okay, maybe not everyday but most days – even the most frustrating days have potential for (and usually become) my biggest Eurekas.
Every moment can become a Eureka moment.
Looking at our challenges as opportunities instead of obstacles helps with this.
I believe that in order to have more Eureka moments we need to expose our minds to more Eureka “possibilities.”
Here’s what I mean: reading, watching, interacting with stuff that makes us grow, that disrupts our point of view, stretches our mind, our creativity, that fills our minds with questions, that gives us something to create or channel our energy into or inspires us, and helps us think better.
This could be anything from music, to a place downtown, to walking in nature, to YouTube videos, books, magazines, movies, places (for me it’s Indigo book store at the mall) to expressing ourselves through song, poetry, dance, music, art, sculpting, building things, fashion, sports, writing, leading a group, helping others, giving back to a community/group of people, creating something with others, etc, etc, etc, etc….
Our minds are like empty containers. Do we want to fill them with rotting garbage or do we want to fill them with incredible things? We have the choice.
We all have access to information. Luckily, we also have the freedom to pick what information we want to access.
I’m totally guilty of instagram binges, and going deep down the twitter hole – a meaningless abyss of tweets. I’m just as guilty of listening to an amazing song and feeling totally energized. It just happened to me last night.
In my house, we call it the “witching hour. For some reason, a lot of times, I start to feel kind of “down” past 11:00 pm. I get all down and sad about things, all midnight bluesy.
Ironically its also a time where I come up with a lot of really great ideas…but that’s beside the point. Anyway, I was talking to my dad about something that had been on my mind and I felt badly about it. After our talk, I didn’t really feel much better – but then I told him about the new Guardians of The Galaxy trailer and how I was so excited to see it and that’s when the trailer song popped into my mind. I asked my dad the song (since it was from a time before I was born #retro ) and he said he didn’t know. Next thing I know, I’m brushing my teeth and “IIIIII’m hooked on a feeling” starts blasting from my dad’s computer and my mood instantly shifts. All of a sudden I could see all the highlights of my life fly by…all the beliefs in my dreams restored. It was very dramatic in the best way possible! I was ready to go. I continued to play that song another 20 times that night, and went to sleep happier than I’d been in a long time.
I filled my mind with a great song. And in turn had great thoughts. Which led to a great night.
Bottom line, listen to what you love – whether it be a song, video, book…whatever.
I love filling my container with great stuff, it makes me feel pretty darn good.
Fill up on good stuff. Its good for you 🙂
I hope this post served you,
Wishing you a great day!
Heres the song “Hooked on a Feeling”