I wondered about my inability to write a blog post…okay, inability is wrong, I’ll do anything but write–paint the bathroom, rearrange my office (although, this might have actually helped me*), vacuum, wash the kitchen floor–my resistance to writing a blog post.
Why was I actively avoiding it? I’ve read The War of Art, I’ve listened to Melissa Dinwiddie’s Podcasts, I’m the daughter of Joan Kennedy for goodness sake! What the ever loving heck?
I wrote in my One Good Cup notebook:
What if I unstick myself in this situation and write about it…maybe I can help someone else in a similar situation.
Clearly much has been written about this before, I am not a pioneer, but I am a pilgrim and a lover of acronyms, sometimes, when they work. And when they seem the only way out of my stuckness! A while ago I made an acronym for S.T.U.C.K. and F.R.E.E.D. I haven’t shared it yet because I’m still playing with it, but my pen wanted to play so I let it!
Scared: This is the main thing, right? Call it scared or resistant–ego gets in the way.
Tired: I wasn’t feeling the zest for the project.
Unmotivated: So, why bother, why make an effort?
Cautious: Don’t want to make the wrong move…should I do this? Or that?
Knowledge (lack of): Who am I to be writing this? Creating this?
(Kind of silly…but it got me excited and motivated to figure out F.R.E.E.D. Plus it was fun–and fun kept me going.)
Feeling: How do I want to feel? I will do the things to support that!
Ring: a bell*. I am not kidding! I rang a bell (repeatedly), plus an angel got their wings!
Eyes: No one sees the world the exact same way I do.
Essential Oils: Of course! Oils can raise my frequency, help me focus & motivate.
Desire: Go back to desire–back to what I love. I have to fall back in love with my project, remember why I started it and what I wanted to accomplish.
*I painted this bell and blinged it out, it stands before me on the window ledge in front of my desk to remind me to keep going!
I’ll be working on this for awhile, you don’t just make up an acronym and change your life (or habits) around! But I know action–movement in the right direction helps, things start to loosen up, an outer shell starts to break away. Just a little bit.
I hope you all are moving forward in whatever your dreams are! Tell me how you stay the course.