Somedays it just doesnt happen – does it? You feel like you are pushing a loaded barrow uphill… and the load just keeps getting heavier and heavier.
I felt like this one day recently, when I wanted to work on a new resource for my readers… Only my fingers did not seem to be connected to the rest of me.
I know what it feels like to be ‘in the flow’ – how when my writing, or coaching, or parenting, or exercising, or anything else in my life for that matter – is working, is flowing, is right then it just happens. Doesnt matter about the mood, the atmosphere, the noise level (or lack thereof), or anything else. When I am in the flow, everything is right. So since I knew on this day that it wasnt happening, I gave up somewhat gracefully.
Tried the following…cafe and coffee…long walk…reviewed my notebooks for ideas…read from an inspirational book…Sarah Brightman singing Ave Maria in the background…movie date night with my husband…oooh…found my voice again!
What works for you? How do you restore your ‘voice’? How do you reconnect with your passion? What does it take when nothing seems to be flowing?
What about trying one or more of the following next time you’re pushing that barrow?
- clean out cupboards and get rid of ‘stuff’
- exercise – preferably outdoors
- change of scenery – get away from your desk or whatever
- clear your mind and do something entirely different
- seek inspiration through books, movies, music or people