Adjust the Action Steps – Motivation Monday #3
So today I sat down to blog (Motivation Monday is calling).
- I usually start from a cool quote.
- Then I move forward to make a graphic (it helps me concentrate on the quote I’ve chosen, feel the sentiment of the message, and study the intent behind the words).
- This process effectively works its way into the written blog itself
- In fact, after writing the blog, I spend more time doodling with fonts and making it visually appealing than I did scratching the words themselves.
I sat here much of the day … left-brain caged me
(at least I’m blaming the left brain, else it would have to be my fault).
- I did the checkbook.
- Cleaned the website up a bit.
- Applied for a couple jobs in Europe (deliciously dreaming and hoping to be inspired).
- Cleaned my office a bit (a scant bit really, but still – let’s give credit where credit is due)
- I redid my mileage chart from last year (reconstructed from old receipts and emails since my network drive totally unexpectedly crapped out on me a few days ago — and thus far no luck in finding someone to rescue my files). Can we blame the network drive for my failure to get creative?
Suddenly, it was dinner time.
I came back into my office after spending time with my son enjoying a delectable repast (the more refined I say it, the more refined chicken nuggets are, right?).
- Deeply inhaling and exhaling, I tried to find a path to the open free feeling I get when I write creatively.
- I got frustrated listening to my breathing .
- My desk speakers stared at me blankly (I think they didn’t like my after-dinner halitosis).
But there was an idea:
Music had to be the answer.
- It emotes.
- It inspires.
- It could drag me by the neural nose ring back to the right brain so I could get to work.
- I tried classic rock. I love me some AC/DC, Rolling Stones, Steppenwolf, and so on.
But – they didn’t bring forth my inner writer.
So – do I give up and forego my Monday Motivation?
Maybe just his once…
NAY! (that was the internal shout from the right-brain rapping with a clenched fist on the door to its twin’s room).
Hex the Vex!
“Chillstep, damnit!” (I think right-brain was tired of my heavy exhales, too).
It made sense though – Chillstep did, not the issues with my breathing. Chillstep has been a recent kick thanks to a far-away friend …
- So, I went to Youtube and searched for “Chillstep.”
- I have a favorite channel…
- but tough times called for drastic measures.
- I needed something less familiar.
- Something not easily ignored.
- Something stimulating.
The music began to ooze from the speakers and I opened Word for the umpteenth time today
- Music blaring.
- Fingers trolling the keyboard at a pace I like.
- Feeling the ideas flow.
Wondering when we turn to self love ….
I ALWAYS turn to self love – don’t I?
Here is what I love:
- I love Chill Step – today at least.
- I love my office – despite the apparently haphazard cleaning.
- I love my life – even in its unpredictability.
- I love the freedom I have to spend my day as I wish (or as left-brain demands).
… … …
And so I must close with a quote
“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” ~Confucius
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