So I'm checking in here on CCOR, but also I've been checking in with myself throughout the day as a means of being aware of what I'm focussing on and redirecting that focus if I'm wasting time with negative thought patterns or just passing time online but not actually being productive. What I have noticed is that when I stop thinking negatively about something, or more often my relationships, and instead visualize what I would rather have I feel better about what actually is. Also, I often…Continue
So my last post was six days ago. I was intentionally missing the weekend because I had plans with family and knew I wouldn't be online. But the weekend slid into mid-week and I feel like I'm manifesting exactly what I had intended to overcome. Hmm. Actually in typing that I see that my approach is wrong. Instead of wanting to get rid of bad habits, I should be focussing on mastering new positive ways. Hmm. Not feeling it if I'm honest.
Ok change of focus. I have a friend who…Continue
So, a few days in and I've begun to notice the little things in my day that seem to be pointing me in the right direction. Sometimes I'm hesitant to speak about my projects at home because there is a bit of a feeling that I have to prove myself here. In New York, where I'm from, I can mention a story I'm writing or an idea I have and people want to read my work and encourage me. Here, if I mention the same things, people seem to think I'm silly because I'm a teacher, not a writer. So not…Continue
So I've always wanted to be a writer. I write short stories, though I haven't been super productive since moving to Europe a few years ago. Since then I've been mostly journalling, but writing something or other every day. I'm home on maternity leave and take long walks with my son most days and on these long walks a story idea came to me and has continued to grow in my mind. It's a much bigger project than I have ever attempted and I'm somewhat stuck as to how to develop it. I read loads…Continue
Yesterday, in trying to clearly define to myself exactly what my goals are and how my intentions support them, I searched Youtube for videos that address self-discipline and procrastination. Big problems for me. Previously I was working and found it easier to get everything done bc I knew I had only limited time to do it in. Then I started my maternity leave and had loads of free time and pushed everything off until later and then tomorrow. Now I have had my baby and find it hard to organize…Continue