February 19, 2018- Generating energy- or when there’s a will …

Hello February,

I have succeeded in putting together a project with great partners, but another aspect of my life is out of control. Or a few others.

And instead of feeling full of energy, I am a bit slow and sleepy. I am to face the dissatisfied clients… in a way. So, how do I generate energy and attack the issue.

Well, a colleague told me I needed six months preparation and I found myself with none practically, but the advice of previous practitioners who were not very succesful.

That way I look unstructured and unexperienced. Maybe both are true, but I know about art.

How do I keep a cool face in front of doubters?

There must be a way.

When there is a will…

http://www.newspeechtopics.com/english-proverbs-where-there-is-a-will-there-is-a-way-2/

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February 18, 2018- How to reload our brain after huge effort

Hello February,

yes, I met my deadline, it was a race against the clock, but I DID it!

What happens next?

I feel slow, sleepy and low energy. Too good its the weekend 🙂

So, how do we reload our brains?

Any ideas?

I found a web site which gives a lot of suggestions, I will take a trial and see how it goes. How about feelings, affection and connexion? Let’s take it one step at a time… 😉

http://www.fitbrains.com

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 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 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?

 

January 16, 2018- Facing Beginner’s Stress- Prepare, Breath and Play

Hello January,

starting today my part-time job, I felt kind of self-conscious and stressed up: will I rise to the occasion? Will I like it enough to give my best? Etc etc…

So, what to do in this case?

To begin with, I need to identify the source.

Deep down, I wonder if I have time to write and publish, my no 1 heart’s desire, or almost.

If I stay relaxed in a busy way, I will have an hour a day. If I am focused, this should be enough, that’s how I wrote my first book.

Second, do I like what I do, well enough to invest serious effort?

I like it well enough, so I should do some serious preparation.

Apparently, if you see some pictures of handsome Brits and Irish men, as a girl, you feel better:

http://calmingbrits.tumblr.com

December 15, 2017- Home for Christmas

Hello December,

I just got home for Christmas and I already had a mini-crisis with my father feeling old and not with much life left. I only said he should think of every day, but I couldn’t help feeling overwhelmed to have to raise his spirits.

So, what do I do to lift myself up, flying in the sky?

I go out for coffee, although it’s better to have a green juice. Maybe I will have both. And then, I connect with my friends.

I change the appearance of my blog 🙂

And after that, I look for my projects, as the project to publish my poetry…