Use what you have
Do what you can
I came across this thought on Pinterest and immediately thought "yes!". It describes so well how I live my life. And I'm not talking about just the creative side, although it has always been part of how I sew and quilt, but in every aspect of living. The act of running a small business with my husband, trying to teach my kids how to handle stress or problems they need to solve, even just staring at a huge pile of laundry. Don't go crazy and get overwhelmed. (Another favorite phrase has always been "Don't borrow trouble." The world is complicated enough without trying to solve every problem right this minute.
I stitched up this banner for my studio door using what I already had so I could remind myself that absolutely everything is doable in its own way. I could have gone out and bought beautiful new fabric and made a big production out of this project, but why overthink it?
Do you have small sayings like this in your head, that you repeat to yourself when you need them? Or maybe even a word that centers you back into reality when you're feeling overwhelmed?