It’s full-on winter in these parts now. So, ‘bye feet, see you next year. It may be the dark, cold days – or maybe just the flurry of the holiday season – that’s making life feel a little sluggish around here. I’m feeling a little dormant, a bit like hibernating. I’m all soup and blankets and books and snuggly kitten on the couch mode. However, I’m optimistic that this little down-cycle is the start of something new and exciting brewing – not just a hard-core seasonal sloth-fest. There’s something happening in the background, I just need time to allow myself to slow down and catch it.
I’ve been thinking a lot about my creative process and how I delegate my time. I’m re-reading The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (if you’ve read this, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the book). I’m realizing the importance of allowing myself some down-time. I’m going to make a concerted effort to take better care of myself, to journal out my ideas and plans, and to tear myself away from the computer so I can concentrate on being more *ahem* productive. I will not be doing New Year’s resolutions this year, but I will be focusing on these things:
- Making myself and my health a priority (being active, both physically and mentally)
- Being more proactive with my time, my relationships, and my creativity
I hope this narrow focus will open up many new possibilities in the upcoming year. What do you think? Have you made any life/work/creative changes lately?
I got this Petit Prince Moleskine from my friend April, and my goal is to jot a little in it every day. On the cover it says, L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux. From the full quote, Voici mon secret. Il est très simple: on ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux. Meaning: “Here is my secret. It is very simple; It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.”