I wish I had come up with the phrase "Life is a verb." I love it for so many different reasons. It prompts me to action. I'm learning as I go along, that the action itself isn't as important as taking the action. In other words, it doesn't matter what I do as much as it matters that I do something.
When thinking about my work, I sometimes find my self finding excuses rather than doing. I know this is normal, what confuses me is that my work is what feeds my soul (it's still normal). When I am in the "zone" of creativity, all time stops, I lose myself, my worries disappear, and I am free to truly be in the moment... So, why would I rather clean out the pantry than be in that space? I think the better question is, "How can I get to that space rather than clean out the pantry?"
With a verb! I think about things WAY too much. It sometimes stops me dead in my tracks. When I'm struggling to get "to work" I trick myself by doing something. ANYTHING! The only rule? It has to be in my studio. If I come into my work space my chances of picking up my artwork are greatly multiplied. The easier I can make it on myself to start, the better. I'm always glad I started. I have never once thought, "I wish I would have seen that reveal on HGTV." or "I should have played that next level of Candy Crush." I AM ALWAYS GLAD TO BE MAKING SOMETHING!
Here are a few tips for making it easier to get there:
Kaizen-Muse Coaching teaches the power of small steps. By small steps, I mean very small steps. Resistance is normal. We just need to find the tools that work the best for our unique process and learn to habitually use those tools. I sometimes amazes me how good my "forgetter" is. Habits are powerful. Make your habit a verb!
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