June 1st, 2019- Welcome June!

Welcome, June,

you find me at the café of my hometown, in the South of France where I focus on my writing. And I also mail job applications. I have come to the conclusion that my publishing pace needs to get faster and my focus deeper.

How about the everyday issues that appear and try to get my attention?

Hmm, probably fix one hour a day to deal with them.

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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 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!

https://www.trendhunter.com/trends/fairytale-sheets-bedtime-stories-project

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?

December 7, 2017- Focus-ing and energy

Hello December,

I am recovering after moving in to a new place and I woke up wondering how I will recharge my energy.

Instead of thinking whatever, I can breathe and do the things I really like 🙂

http://introvertrecharge.com/manifesto/

https://www.prevention.com/mind-body/emotional-health/8-ways-to-recharge-your-energy-and-your-spirit/slide/7

December 6, 2017- Christmas is on its way!

Hello December,

after being grateful for finding a home, I went back to being afraid: I feel tired, and my goals seem still far. What if I don’t have the energy to do what I want?

My part-time job in the gallery is close to what I do, but it takes my time out of my creative energy for writing?

What if I get stuck there, in a limbo situation?

With half of the boxes from the move still closed, it is easy to think like that.

So, what do I do?

Have morning coffee, to begin with.

Secondly, I am blogging.

And thirdly, I will get an energizing drink, probably green, or ginger and lemon and turmeric to give me some extra energy.

Christmas is on its way!

Energy somehow will come back.

Getting some rest is also important 🙂

November 10, 2017- Luck, preparation and opportunity :-)

Hey, November,

did you know that apparently, lucky people have an open mind and are ready to see the unexpected? “Luck may not so much be luck, but whether or not our mindset leaves us open to opportunities we would otherwise miss because we’re so absolutely sure of what we want”.

Ok, so how about being focused and finishing a task?

Can you do both?

Probably when you focus on an objective, but not on the specific way this objective should come into shape.

For example, let’s say you want to marry a sexy, gorgeous, rich and young man. Crazy in love with you etc.

You shouldn’t start saying that he should also have brown hair and blue eyes, and work in the film industry. Or say that you should only meet him through acquaintances. Or object to the fact that he has three cats and two dogs. And two kids from a former union.

The same thing with a job.

If the main objective is something inspiring, some flexibility is needed, I guess regarding the details. As to where on earth. For example.

https://lifehacker.com/5472904/create-your-own-luck-by-changing-your-perspective

https://lifehacker.com/5791032/improve-your-luck-by-relaxing-keeping-an-open-mind-and-paying-attention-to-the-world-around-you

October 8, 2017- Breathing in dreams, Breathing out fears

Hello October,

a Sunday morning in London, and I am already out after a walk and some breathing exercises. How do acrobats find balance? They are focused and breathe correctly, I guess.

We are also acrobats in life. We need balance and movement, focus and concentration. Fear is only useful to make us act. But if we are already moving, it could get on the way. A small amount of anything is good if it isn’t too much of it.

Have you seen these people wearing virtual reality devices who think they are walking close to the edge of a high building whereas they are sitting on a couch all the way?

We don’t need that.

We need a sense of urgency in a constructive way.

There is a bridge and we will walk this bridge to the next step, towards the realisation of ourselves and our deepest desires.

So let’s breath in, breath out and find our balance in mouvement!

September 22, 2017- Keeping focused while life happens

Hello September,

Regarding painful past that comes up when you are going through interviews, the essential thing is what you can do for the people who interview you: NOW and in the future.

The past is a path to the actual PRESENT. And it could change, as we change our way to see it.

So yes, for example, there is this and that and the other. But look, this is why I can put together this exhibit in such a successful way now.

As for the rest, how to keep oneself focused, while things happen around, affecting our concentration and will?

Just by gazing in this direction, and saying, this is what matters most, I will give it my full attention.

https://hiveminer.com/Tags/cheetah%2Cface

September 9 and 10, 2017- DreamJob challenge, day 2 and 3

So, here I am September,

with a good sign in the horizon. A gallery has asked me to come by and discuss a collaboration together. It is not probably THE dream job, but it is great they have given me a sign. And I will prepare well, because you never know, maybe I will like these people and it will transform into something great.

In any case, it is for next week.

This is great, I just need to keep my energy level high and at the same time to take a good rest.

How do I avoid little practical things and annoyances to get in the way of my mood?

I ignore them and focus on the objective.

What is the most important thing right now?