Basking in the warm summer like sunshine at the beach, filling up my belly with homey food, sleeping a lot and laughing a lot with my loved ones – I have totally relaxed and re-energised.
The single day out of my couple weeks break where I worked hard was a spring cleaning day. This allowed Mom and I rediscovered some of my old artworks.
I remember as soon as my paintbrush left the canvas after the finishing touch I saw some faults and were never completely content with the final products. Looking at the paintings now many years on without harsh self critical set of eyes, I can finally appreciate the effort I put during the many weeks of art classes after school.
The paintings haven’t changed but I have. These paintings are a reminder for myself to be kind to myself as well as to others. Constructive criticism allows you to self develop but a pessimistic over critical mindset robs the sweet taste of accomplishment.
Whether it’s as simple as preparing a delicious meal, completing an artwork or getting somewhere on time – don’t overlook to give yourself a pat on the back and savour the little happiness.