"Be willing to be a beginner every single morning."
Putting more fresh in my start
Releasing was pretty easy. Embracing, not so much. So I coached myself the way I coach my clients, "It's good that you know what you don't want. Now, what do you want instead?" (I'm still figuring that out). And I sought help.
Although I have taught vision-boarding for over a decade, I attended a workshop last weekend that was taught by a trusted colleague. I'm so glad I did! I received great insights, I pulled inspiring pictures and phrases to use on my board, and I had fun. By the way, my board may be in draft status all year, and I'm okay with that: I am using tacks instead of glue, and I am intending, "This or something better; everything for my highest and best good."
Every day a new beginning
- I am changing daily routines: doing first thing in the morning a task that I used to do in the afternoon, and keeping to a more balanced schedule even if I have to stop myself in the middle of a creative process.
- I am improving my eating habits: reducing my intake of caffeine, alcohol, meat, dairy, wheat, and nightshade vegetables.
- I am continuing to reassess my priorities: lots of observing and inquiring to know myself better, and revisiting creative processes for greater clarity on what I truly want.
- Finally, I am continuing to grieve: allowing it to be different every time and allowing myself time and space for it.