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{Doodle Calm Thoughts: 3/21} Calming Curvy Circle Lines

{Doodle Calm Thoughts: 3/21} Calming Curvy Circle Lines

{I've made a commitment to put ME (yes, ME!!) first on my "to-do" list so I can calm my thoughts while tapping into my creativity for the next 21 days. Read why I'm doing this here.  And if you wanna join me in the calming fun, come on over to my Facebook page and share what's happening for you and post pictures of your doodles, too!}

Day 3...a day I like to call Calming Curly Circle Lines because this type of Doodle always knows how to calm me no matter what's happening in my day.

First off, let me tell you, yesterday was a little rough for me.  I'm not sure when the roughness started, but I do think it has a lot to do with Aunt Flo's upcoming visit in the next week. ;)

My emotions were kinda like a roller coaster yesterday; up and down...up and down.  And because of that, I knew doodling was a must for me before going to bed.

I actually snuck away earlier than I thought.  I took a bath and when I was done, I shut my bedroom door as quietly as I could so Lil' C and my husband wouldn't hear.

I sat down in my comfy recliner and began to doodle.  I thought, "I'll just do as much as I can before Lil' one starts knocking on the door to come be with me."

I truly thought it was going to be sooner than later when I'd hear the sound of knocks on the door, but to my surprise, all I heard was...

"Where's Mommy?"

"She's taking a bath."

They had NO idea that I was in the room doodling away.  This mama loved that!  Hehe! :)

And that was it.  She never asked for me again.

I was able to do this entire doodle and boy, was I thrilled.  

What I noticed last night was before starting, I felt heavy...heavy with emotion.  And I always seem to feel this heaviness right before Aunt Flo's visit.

As I began to melt more into the dark pink and green on my paper, I began to feel lighter and lighter.  

I melted all my heaviness away in a matter of minutes.  A.maz.ing!

After I was done (like I always do) I  just looked at what I had colored for a few minutes.  I smiled and and was just in awe that I'm actually doing this activity.  Every single time I'm amazed with myself and what comes through me.

I felt oh-so good and relaxed.  

I then went out and spent the rest of the evening with my Lil' family.  I watched two shows that I had taped on the DVR: Gossip Girl and Hart of Dixie (just a few of my guilty pleasures) and then once hitting the bed for the night, emotion began to come up...AGAIN (uh, hello roller coaster!).

Next thing I knew, I was sobbing and talking it out with my husband.

The outcome: overwhelm of being a mama and missing family and friends in my home state of Florida.

It's been awhile since I've had a good cry...or really, just let myself have a good cry.  Sometimes I can feel it in me, but I just can't seem to cry.

Well, last night I had no problem letting the tears flow.  

And when I woke up today, I realized that doodling is helping me release blocked up emotion.

It's been a long time since I've doodled just to doodle.  I've been in left-brain mode (that would my to-do list!) for months...well, really....years now.

So giving myself permission to stop and doodle is doing so much more than I could ever imagine. 

I still feel like I could use another good cry...so we shall see what happens tonight.

But doing this for myself is really helping me connect more with myself and my needs as I live my life as a mama!

Boy, am I seeing this...and it's only been 3 days!


Until next time...

{life IS colorful}

:: And if you wanna join in the fun, come on over to Facebook and tell me how doodling is helping you and post a pic of your doodles, too! I'd love to see them! OH, and feel free to use my doodles as guide, too.  Just be sure to give me the credit since it's my original. Thanks! :)  ::

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