Flow is one of my favorite things. Learn what flow is and how to set yourself up to get into flow state. Being in flow state is essentially operating at your best: super productive and super passionate. It’s an exciting thing.
Tinashe – 2 On (Lavendaire Remix)
I’m excited to share my first remix under Lavendaire with you all! I started this remix a couple weeks ago, but I got into a super creative mode starting yesterday and felt like finishing this remix. I was in total flow last night and today; I worked on the remix from midnight to 5am last night and I was so excited about it that I had to force myself to try to sleep because it was 5am. Then I woke up and worked on it from noon til 5pm. I definitely had other priorities & work stuff to do, but I was in such a flow I just had to finish it. It’s rare that I’m in a mood to work on music that much. In that state, all I want to do is to work on music or create something and it’s awesome. I’ll definitely be making more time for more music in the near future. Hope you enjoy this one in the meantime. Stay tuned!
How have you changed in the past year? In what ways did you grow and what lessons did you learn? I thought I’d open up the question to see what everyone has been learning about themselves. It’s so interesting to reflect and see how much we’ve grown and how different our lives can be in just a year. It can be motivating or eye opening; if we haven’t changed much, that’s a sign that we need to make change happen. Here’s my tidbit on how I’ve grown as a performer. Let me know if you guys would like to see more reflection videos in other areas of life. Sharing is caring. Wishing you all the best in your journeys <3
This past weekend I had one of those long late night talks about everything with my friend Christina—I want to share a bit of that conversation with you all on the topic of self love. She asked: What does it mean to love yourself? How can we love ourselves better? I’ve given it some thought; the following is what self love looks like to me and how we can love ourselves better:
1. Accept and embrace everything that you are.
You have to love every part of yourself: your strengths and weaknesses, your best and your worst, flaws and all. It’s about embracing who you are, owning it, and not wanting to be anyone else but yourself. Love is unconditional, so you should be able to love yourself no matter what.
2. Learn to forgive.
a) Forgive yourself. Don’t be too hard on yourself. If you mess up, don’t dwell on it; acknowledge it, learn from it, and move on.
b) Forgive others who have hurt you, even if they haven’t apologized or if they don’t deserve it. This is difficult, but if you can do it, then it’s extremely powerful. When you have an a grudge or unsettled situation with someone, it occupies a space in your mind and causes negative energy to linger in your life. You want to learn to forgive others, not necessarily because they deserve it, but because you love yourself too much to let yourself continue hurting over what happened. Forgive them in your mind, simply so that you can have inner peace and continue moving forward with your life.
3. Take time to listen to yourself and do what’s best for you.
I do this through writing; I’m a huge fan of stream of consciousness writing, so I’ll pull out my notebook and write continuously until honesty flows out. It can take a while to peel off the layers of what’s on the surface, but if I keep writing and keep digging, I’ll reach the core of my true self. Through writing, I learn more about myself and better understand what I really feel and what I really need.
Self love is a journey, and perhaps all of our journeys to self love are different. I wonder, what does self love look like to you? Please do share in the comments!
Your body language shapes who you are. I did this happy power pose exercise at a show this past weekend so I thought it would be fun to share it with the rest of the Internets! Try this out & let me know how it goes. Likes, comments, shares much appreciated!