what happens when you skip a day when you want to install a new habit? self-flagellation like in the Medieval times? When people were walking and hitting themselves for their wrongs and sins?
Well, maybe there are other new versions of that.
Instead, it could be, yes, I did, but I also had a very productive day. Should I start over? Maybe I should, actually. So, I had a reason.
Now what practically?
I suggest that I continue and I add the number of days I missed, so, instead of 66, 67 days
What else? Something fulfilling to relax instead of watching a series.
What could that be?
I was drawing a few years back, I could do it again,
Sending my poems to this interesting poet I met last year in London
Developing my. blog and creating ebooks,
That is something I can do, actually 🙂
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.
writing on paper, writing online, and mainly producing something we can communicate to others; isn’t that important?
Isn’t it important to create energy? Words are a form of a code of feelings and ideas, actions, they produce an effect when you know the code well; and when the recipients of the code are also able to decode it.
how do you know if something is a romance and not a creation of your imagination? Especially when you have an inclination for daydreaming and creating artificial realities…
And on top of that, when you are busy…
Hmm, let’s see.
The best thing is to relax and let things happen in their own rhythm I guess…
It is like waiting results from an exam.
Have I passed?
Instead of thinking about it, let’s do something else and the result will come in any case 🙂
This is London romance by the way 😉
I realized I need another quantum leap before Christmas arrive and there is something that will change in my strategy. Ok, I have been writing, following a NaNoWriMo month, but it has gone slowly. I also got myself a part-time job in the art world from January.
These are absolutely great, but not at the pace I need to get myself into the next phase.
And in the middle of everything, I need to find a home.
So, what should I do?
However, when you commit to an enormous goal that far exceeds your current capability, willpower won’t solve your problem . Rather, you’ll need a new environment that organically generates your goals — a context that forces you to become more than you currently are . Once you design the right conditions, your desired behavior naturally follows” as I quote here B. Hardy 😉
this inspiring post of David Rogers on
The Warrior Creator
is the best way to start the weekend!
Relaxed and busy, how to stay focused on our work even if there is a storm outside.
So I am ready to put to use David’s advice, and be productive and relaxed way:
there is a short story I want to submit this weekend, and my NaNoWriMo novel is advancing, even a few lines a day.
I don’t need to look at the end, I just focus on the next steps.
being an artist, book, career, personal development, success, writing
artist, book, career, David Rogers, fighting to win, NanoWriMo, personal development, success, writing
Nov · 18
Hello November, Birthday month,
birthdays are like mini new year-eves, am I on a good path, where did I come from and where am I going? What do I aim for?
Is it happiness?
Love and family?
And all these considerations with huge amounts of chocolate.
A way to see where we stand, is to ask other people around us.
I have identified a fear of publishing and of sending my work to editors, from an apprehension it might not be accepted.
This will not do.
So, apart from writing every day, finishing work already done and sending it to publishers is a MUST.
well, a friend asked me how I see things in London. Am I making any progress in terms of jobs? What is to be overconfident, realistic or having a good instinct for things?
Am I insisting on a course of action because I am just unwilling to be a realist?
Am I doing something different?
Have I asked anybody’s feedback?
Well, I actually did.
I need to go where other people can’t, or won’t.
And, to publish where it is possible to publish, instead of waiting for a perfect publishing. house.
More could be better.
this coffee shop looks like an airport with all these people crossing here and there.
So, let’s say that I wake up with a headache and morning walk, or anything of the kind is not working.
Ok, I wanted to wake up early, it didn’t work.
Then, I suggest not to insist.
At least I don’t have any meetings today, and I can work from home, or rest.
How about showing myself some respect and taking it easy.
Let’s give oneself a break, and do something different, read something different, let our mind wander, no matter what.
It feels like I need a change of perspective.
I already started working on the novel, so this is great already.
for me it’s like a beginning of a New Year, so it is time for an update: am I taking the path of self-development?
Because this is independent of age, in my eyes.
Hm, more fun? More interaction with significant people?
And all the practical questions that go with it.
But first and foremost, let’s face it:
My heart’s desire is writing.
So, no matter what, the day should include this.
And then, sharing!
How do you meet your practical needs if you follow your heart’s desire?
It should be automatic shouldn’t it?
Let’s see how it goes.
dance, London, my philosophy, personal development, postaday, writing
Des'ree, heart's desire, NanoWriMo, november goals, personal development, publishing, writing, You got to be
Nov · 06