February 14, 2018- Happy St Valentin!

Dear February,

happy St Valentin to you too!

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February 12, 2018- Emailing myself to sleep ;-)

Hello February,

how is it possible that tasks multiply when you are approaching a deadline? But so do people who help, appearing out of the blue!

Things change, but somehow, I have an irrational feeling it’s going to be fine!

For the time being, it’s practically midnight and I have another email to send 🙂

Or two, I will also email myself to go to sleep!

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February 10, 2018- Starting the week with energy and focus

Hello February,

to begin with, I need to go to the supermarket and get some vegetables and fruits. As healthy food as possible!

Decide if I will go to my work’s gym or close to home and just get enrolled!

What else?

Breathe?

Eh, decide about my future self?

I could be less associal, and let some people in to my life. Focusing on work is nice, but still, it’s a bit lonely.

I have a sense of direction, goals to achieve, but why do I stress up in the middle and doubt myself? Why even think about myself in the middle of action?

Three skills I need to develop. What about not being stressed in the middle of a challenge? I might have more in the future if i take up responsibilities.

Concentrating easily to finish my writing? Use deadlines?

Anticipate positive social interactions?

February 7, 2018- In touch with our intuition- let’s have a cup of tea!

Hello dear February,

after an all work and no play period, I feel kind of cold and with a lot of unsatisfied others around me. And yet, is there a way to take me for a treat?

There must be something. I should probably trust, and let things come to me.

Yogi tea said so, when I opened one fo the little envelopes:

So, let’s take a cup of Yogi tea and forgive myself and others, for not being perfect:

Let’s get crazy instead.

It’s still winter, but St Valentine is near by.

Let’s have faith in love,

Love conquers all!

February 5, 2018- Taking one step a day, with a deadline mid-February

Hello February,

do my dreams have to be far? Can’t they be here right now, so that I don’t have to make any effort?

In a way, they are here.

But then, new dreams come along.

That’s a way to grow.

As long as it’s not just greed 😉

Anyway, I am in the process of writing a piece and I have a deadline.

I wake up early, but there are moments I feel stressed, I have doubts, I am tired.

And I am tired because I stress.

What do I do in this case?

  1. Chocolate – immediate satisfaction, level 100%
  2. Taking a small break (nap, drawing, walking around)
  3. Talking to a friend who seems relaxed (this is an important detail)
  4. Writing in my blog (I also have a piece of chocolate in my mouth)
  5. Going back to whatever I was doing
  6. Doing it!

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February 4, 2018-How to satisfy my multiple selves on a Sunday

Hello February,

yes, I am out of bed, not at 5.30 as I intended, but at 8.30. And at 11.00 I am still on my coffee time and I am feeling kind of numb. But still, I have already taken a walk.

My neighbour at the cafe has a beautiful notebook, it’s from Argentina. Full of the characters of Liners, an Argentinian artist.

All you can do when you want to take your time.

In Harry Potter, Hermione is given a gift where she can stretch time and clone herself to do many different tasks in parallel universes.

So, let’s see what I would do if I had three selves to perform my tasks.

My first self, would get out of London, to the country side. May be close to the sea, Brighton? but something at 1.30 distance max by train. This self would go there with friends. No, better, this self would go to a type of retreat and spa, with some kind of loose activities and at the same time. This self, would go there with a friend/or romantic interest, and would eat the best food in the area. So, this self, would get back refreshed in mind, body, etc.

The second self, would sleep and then meet with friends or call up those I would like to talk to and see how they are doing. This self would probably go for shopping and would check how clothes fit with one another. She would buy an art book if she doesn’t feel like running to an exhibition.

The third self, would be work focused. She would finish a draft of her project and she would send it to someone to review it by tonight.

Now, somehow, I am my third self, with some wishes from the two others. At least I could identify those two.

Can I satisfy everyone?

In a way, I need to find a compromise.

The busy self, will not move, unless the other two are somehow taken care of.

So, I went for a walk, I looked around.

I will paint later today.

https://paddle8.com/work/damien-hirst/153956-your-touch-from-the-wonder-of-you/

February 3, 2018- Saturday morning and my brain needs to wake up

Hello dear February,

it’s 7.45 and I have been up since 6 am. Next to me at the café, a guy is eating a huge quantity of French toast, omelette and I wonder how this could be possible. I can hardly ship a cup of coffee at this time.

Other people also talk and they make sense at this time. My parents always impressed me in that sense.

I can hardly make any conversation.

But still, but still, I need to wake up my brain.

And continue my writing.

With something intelligible, that my wake up brain will still like a few hours later.

February 3, 2018- Finding the best outfit for the day :-)

Hello February,

have you ever been preoccupied about what to wear? It depends of the day, I guess, and of the clothes, and of the mood…

I just couldn’t match a sweater with the rest, and somehow it took me half an hour…

on the other side, it is a present, so I am happy I got people to think of me … eh, … or this is a sign I need to spent some time looking for something fit to my taste… and means…

Finally I got a match…

Is this a reason to make my mood good or not?

An outfit is us, but it is also, our presentation to the world.

Do we need to care?

Yes, but when I feel good about me, I will see it as a game…

 

January 26, 2018- I have a great project, how do I keep my energy high?

Hello January,

I am in front of a busy 30 days, and I feel a bit tired. How do I find a way to energize myself?

I mainly have been stressing with ideas of not being good enough, or not prepared enough, or knowing all the things I am supposed to know. And giving a seminar in an art school exposes you to this type of situation.

My organisation, is like me. There is a direction, but it stays unpredictable. How do I answer to people’s need for certainty, and at the same time find fun in what I do?

Instead of stressing up in my new tasks, I need to find a way to become energised by them.

Instead of worrying if I am good enough, I could take this as granted and focus on ways this could be a fun experience for all those who participate in it?