positive planning

So, working from home may not be for everyone, but I gotta tell ya, I love the solitude. When I sit down to "work" (my day job), I feel focused and almost always finish the day feeling like I accomplished what I set out to do. Unfortunately, that had not been the case when I sat down to "create". 

I now realize, after ridiculous amounts of reflection, that I had been in a rut. Working + living under the same roof for the last 2.5 years did not provide for much outside inspiration. I had became too comfortable, sometimes letting days pass without leaving the house. I was not engaging w/ the world around me, and to change that was going to take some major effort.

When I returned from the Courageous Creative Retreat I had my mind made up - I was going to make some serious changes to my daily routine. I wasn't quite sure how at first, but after reading through some notes + thinking about the discussions I had with other artists, I came to the conclusion that I wanted to start small. Yes, ideally, I want to conquer all of my fears + live the life of my dreams, but what I needed in the moment was immediately attainable goals. 

Luckily, I was introduced to the Get To Work Book which (for me) has been key to some new patterns + more intentional living. So far it has helped me map out my day-to day, each w/ three action items to focus on. I can view the entire week (and even month) all at once, but I really love being able to set specific priorities for each day, keeping the more important tasks in the forefront + taking things a day at a time. 

It feels like the perfect way to start spring - I've got a game plan and I'm so excited to see how it changes my energy level, my mood, my art. Stay tuned...