January 7, 2021- Uplift your mood-Post-a-day, 3rd day out of 66

Hello January,

after working late at night, I also woke up late, at 8.30, and the weather from my window was cloudy; at least I dreamt waking up on a sandy beautiful beach; the post-holiday, post-big cake blues are here, and having to concentrate and focus on work is not easy.

Neither listening to a podcast about reasons why relationships don’t stick.

In reality, I have a theory: the need to focus on my mission in life: my work. That and having been an international nomad doesn’t always fit with sedentary people.

Now how do I change my interior weather forecast?

Dancing is one thing.

Singing out loud is another-

Listening to the music and start working

And finally, having a second coffee.

Yes it works!!!

September 28, 2020- How to stay on Top of the game in new job- planning

Hello September,

Back to school and grateful to have found a job in these challenging times… how do I stay on top of the game in this new place?

It’s exciting, but also scary in the sense that I want to do my best but also keep my balance and enjoy every day;

I will set myself a 33 day challenge to keep calm, focused, productive and have lots of fun!!!

Yes, it is possible!!!

And yes, I have other challenging situations to deal with as for example parents with health issues, working from their home after many years being away… etc.

How do we have fun every day no matter what?

A funny joke would do:-)

After an intensive week my nerves are stretched, so how do I keep my calm, motivation, productivity and creative vibe?

Some dancing could help, and not trying to fulfil everybody’s expectations

Dancing is great, you feel in synch with the rhythm of the universe 🙂

Some planning might also help 😉

Let’s see how it goes.

 

July 22- How to be both the Cricket and the Ant?

Do you know this story July?

“The cricket had sung her song
all summer long
but found her victuals too few
when the north wind blew
Nowhere could she espy
a single morsel of worm or fly.

Her neighbor, the ant, might,
she thought, help her in her plight…”

Well, you probably have no idea about the north wind. You listen to the cricket sing and enjoy it, but according to this story and its morale, singing is not “working”. How about blogging? Painting? Dancing?  Should artists be in the cold during the winter time? Is there only one type of work that should be rewarded?

Anyway, I have been both during the winter time: a cricket and an ant; had both fun and also worked for different projects.

Now it feels like I need a small vacation. To sing close to the seaside, close to nature, to dance, to love and be loved. We need to let go a little bit and just enjoy the fact of being alive, sing because the weather is good (I am not talking about Paris today), or because we had something nice to eat or drink. Or because we saw a beautiful person; etc, etc, etc.

Does singing and dancing involve intimacy? Eh, maybe they serve to attract someone in the first place.

How do we transform attraction into intimacy? Where we meet in all the possible meanings of the word?

By sharing the same lifestyle and the same values? An ant that lives with an ant, a cricket with a cricket?

Or a cricket with an ant? It could be a better match in my opinion. In this way, the cricket would have food and shelter in the winter. And the ant would loosen up a bit and learn to enjoy life in the company of the cricket. And even dance.

But neither should be judgemental of the other.

I thing this could be a happy marriage.

Also when it comes to ourselves: we could let our “cricket-side” embrace our “ant-side”.

And become more complete 🙂

 

http://www.bewilderingstories.com/issue209/cigale.html

Yin or yang are complementary opposites. Together they make a whole.

http://www.spotlight-online.de/language/vocabulary/opposites-attract