Doodle Card #504 – Morning & Night

 

The morning will come, even if you don’t believe it coming. It might be a sunny, cloudy, or rainy morning, but you can make it great if you choose to.

The night will come, even if you don’t want it to come. You will be surrounded by darkness, but you can always find a light—or create one yourself—in the dark.

External things change over time; it is up to you how to perceive your surroundings.

 

Doodle Card #503 – Eat Well, Live Well

 

“Eat well, live well” – This is the tagline of one of the Japanese food companies. Ironically enough, this company produces MSG.

If we want to eat healthily, we can’t rely on large food companies or national grocery stores. With the right knowledge, we have to find healthy ingredients.

Commercials and advertisements can be a con game. What we can always rely on are our intelligence and judgment.

 

Doodle Card #502 – Think vs Take Action

 

When we overthink, it often prevents us from taking actions.

It’s not always a bad thing. For example, if you want to stop an impulsive purchase, force yourself to write down all options for the item you want to buy. Once you start listing them, you would think, “Well, it might not be the right time to buy this stuff. Let’s stop working on this boring task and do something else.”

That is one of the weird ways how our brain works. Too much thinking and planning often take away your brain power to take actions.

So don’t think too much when you want to do something good for you. Figure out one action, and do it impulsively. Keep focusing on the most important thing without overthinking. Then you’ll gain momentum very quickly.

 

Doodle Card #501 – Stay Awake

 

We feel like we wake up every day, but that might not always be true.

We often get trapped by the past or worry about the future, instead of focusing on what we can do now.

We often stick to “I’ve got to,” instead of pursuing “I get to.”

We often regret what we’ve lost, instead of being grateful for what we have now.

These are all the signs that we don’t live the present moment; we’re just daydreaming.

Wake up and live now to the fullest. That’s the only way to turn your dream into reality.

 

Doodle Card #500 – So Long

 

So long.
またね。

 

This is my five-hundredth Doodle Card. And as I mentioned before, this is my ‘last’ Doodle Card.

Since I created the first Doodle Card in May 2016, creating something every morning literally saved my life. I hated myself more than anyone else and lived in the past at that time—my mind was full of regret about my decisions and resentment against the people who insulted me. But, as I continued doodling, I began to notice that I still have the power to create something from scratch and change this world—even if it’s a tiny fraction of it. I was like, “well, then, why don’t I change my thoughts, beliefs, and entire life?” And I did change.

I will keep creating things every day. I just stop creating Doodle Card as I have been doing for last 17 months. My two characters, Small One and Sticky, will never disappear. We’ll see you when we see you.