Experiencing vs. Expressing

Jun 26, 2019

Are you living a life fully expressed?⁠⠀

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We spend so much of our time experiencing — watching TV, sitting in meetings, scrolling through social media — and it’s vital that we balance that with expressing. Writing, painting, dancing — those are all ways of expressing. My mentor Gay Hendricks says to balance experiencing and expressing for a truly fulfilled life. It’s easy to get caught up in consuming other people’s creativity, and forget about creating on our own.⁠⠀

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When you wake up tomorrow morning, instead of reaching for your phone to check Instagram, try picking up a notebook and journaling for 30 minutes. It doesn’t matter what you write about or if it’s any good, it’s simply a way to get those creative juices flowing by starting your day expressing instead of experiencing.⁠ As Madonna said, "Express yourself"! Too much experiencing and not enough expressing is an unbaked life.⁠⠀

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What are you doing to express yourself today? Tag someone who inspires you to create!⁠

[Photo credit: Daniel Johnson]

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