June 15, 2020- How to restart and recharge energy

Hello June,

what a start we had! Kind of intensive, with a lot of things to finish which I did, and I am thankful about it.

On the other side, I feel a bit low on energy, tense, bad hair, etc. And there are still many things which need my attention, with people having different demands (from my parents, the cat, my colleagues, random neighbours, … etc).

And still, these others are here not happy about something… and I feel guilty for not satisfying all these agendas.

What to do to restart and recharge my energy?

Well, having some sleep and me time is important.

Shut the noise out.

Everything which is not rest, is noise in this case.

Then, feel I deserve accolades for such a good job the last months, and give myself credit, to begin with. It has been kind of heroic to navigate through these complicated times in such an efficient way.

So, instead of guilty, I am to feel proud.

And offer myself something I really like: a fruit juice?

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May 31, 2020- Productive Sunday :-)

Hello May,

a lot of things happened while you were around, have you noticed? But it’s not the moment to contemplate since I am writing and finishing TODAY.

Hang around there, I will get back to tell you how it all went.

Having a meeting with my editor in a while.

Yes, a virtual one đŸ™‚

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May 23, 2020- Accelerating from home!

Hello May,

big part of spring has been spent in my hometown and in my parents’ home with the cat. It felt better to isolate with them and get back a glimpse of my childhood, childhood tv series and reads.

And this time, being grateful just to be with everything else being closed.

On the other hand, when everything was closing down, it seemed that I was accelerating.

I almost finished some manuscripts left a while ago.

Ok, I also had a rejection.

But there are also some opportunities in the horizon.

Got back to my novel.

Finding a way to be creative in the present, might be the best thing to do!

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May 9 and 10, 2020- Doubts and light at the end of the tunnel

Hello May,

yes, on Saturday I had a bad mood: no sign of my colleague who proposed a collaboration. Maybe she didn’t like my work, maybe I tried for nothing…

I kind of felt disempowered. …

And on top of that … family issues…

But Sunday, was another day!

I started with Beatles: Here comes the sun!

And apparently, it’s. good choice!

My colleague responded: there is an interest from an editor, but we need to work out something by the end of May… OMG!

May 3, 2020- How to change disappointment into motivation and action

Hello May,

I woke up with the best intentions, walked by myself, had coffee, and then it hit me: a negative answer from a publisher on a piece of work. A piece I have worked and worked over for several years.

Not to mention, it has been rejected a few times.

I can’t describe my feelings. Anger, he doesn’t understand, feeling miserable for myself, here is where I ended with all these rejections… more general statements about my life etc.

Then, I thought: let’s change that.

Indeed, I need to do something differently.

To begin with, to tell myself: I DESERVE THE BEST IN LIFE, as everybody else.

Why?

Try, why not?

Planet Earth is bountiful.

So, second step: I need help. Let’s go around and ask for some.

Let’s identify people who could help me.

Then, get some chocolate.

And also, think whether there is a better strategy.

There is something simple which could be done in a different way.

Something which is related to the packaging.

And let’s dance a bit!

And let’s also do something I like a lot, like, write a new poem

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May 1st, 2020- On planing our day and keeping faith

Hello May,

and Welcome! Isn’t it different this year, with nature blooming and many people still in lockdown and unsure about how things will turn out!

A friend mentioned that if you don’t have a job from home it’s difficult, if you have one, it might be tricky also to concentrate and do it properly.

So, how do we keep our motivation and faith in the future when it looks so insecure and scary? What to do?

Morning rituals are important, starting by taking care of ourselves, being clean, wearing a face mask, shaving for guys, dressing up to like what we see.

Write down some goals even if they seem difficult to achieve.

Learn something new online and stick to it daily.

More or less, create a schedule and try to implement it the best we can.

Congratulate ourselves for our successes,

Try better when we observe shortcomings.

Adapt some details when something unexpected comes up.

Ask for help.

Identify who could help us and then ask for help.

All of these together.

Observe a flower.

Have a nice month!

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April 20, 2020- Eating healthy again, while planing Dream Life

Hello April,

I got back to my Dream Life journal, to give me a sense of direction: getting back to healthy habits can be a valuable objective.

Staying at home and cooking or baking, or finding a celebration as an excuse could put some people like me off track regarding healthy eating.

Either comfort eating or celebration eating, a strawberry cheese cake here and there, a chocolate treat, can get in the way.

Yes, they could be delicious, in the moment.

But not after a couple of hours.

Or more.

So, will I do anything to change,

To begin with, I can decide only to have extremely expensive cake.

In this way, I might not afford it, and that will make me more careful.

Secondly, I could stop baking, and find another creative pass time during my time at home.

Playing with the cat could be a way out of it.

And then?

And then, dance of course!

Dance  around the house!

April 16, 2020- Having a plan when we work from home with other people

Hello April,

this morning, after playing with the cat, I bought presents online, for my godson whose birthday is close, and I also send him a nice cake. The thing is, I spent all morning in this successful endeavour, and then I realised I couldn’t concentrate on work.

Instead of that, I played an online game.

Yes, I did.

How responsible of me, since I am “working from home” and my workload isn’t getting lighter?

This is why I stressed.

I had a reason.

This reminds me of my school years, when I had some issues concentrating which affected my productivity.

But I grew up.

I faced these challenges and conquered them.

That is why I am an adult.

Then how do I make a significant change?

Again, I want to be more active in the house.

Make a plan and stick to it, can help.

For example, I am torn between everyday work, work for something I write and household related stuff.

And in all this, something must be fun also.

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April 13, 2020- Old wounds masked as today’s lack of confidence

Hello April,

why haven’t I finished my work? Why didn’t I submit it after all the work I have put on it? Why have I left my stuff in Paris abandoned?

Because I thought I couldn’t face all these challenges and then I felt that the sky was falling on my head as Astrerix and Obelix in the famous cartoon would say.

But after all, all wounds are there and they stir up the sauce even if I pretend to ignore them.

Can I do something?

Let’s finish my work, to begin with.

As if it were somebody else’s.

Let’s act.

Let’s accept those hurt feelings and honour this girl who went through all these.

My past self.

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February 7, 2020- How to feel when encountering a roadblock

Hello February,

I just felt down because I have almost encountered a roadblock. I was late to submit a funding application for a project and I might not afford to go there by myself.

On the one hand, I feel guilty for not having prevented it, on the other side there is a feeling of overwhelm with all the dates, and other things happening into my life.

How to be on top of that without constantly following a crazy and meaningless program?

Well, I will try use Siri in my iPhone more. When I see a deadline I should right away make a note on my calendar instead of thinking about it.

Hmm

And change my mood. Feeling bad about myself is not the way.

Yes, I self-sabotaged because I was waiting for someone else to say I could do it.

Or the perfect occasion.

Or, to ask people to stretch for me and get a feeling they care.

Or, all of it together.

Now, let’s assume that and continue.

I will definitely read again David Allen’s book which I put aside.

And change my mood.

Give a big hug to myself for doing so well.

Yes, I deserve this!

And YES I CAN!!!

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