On joyful detours
Sometimes the decluttering or finding surges of energy around the house help clear mind clutter as well, almost as if to say - "you'll be able to focus once you stop thinking about [ this or that ]"
I love the idea of letting something percolate in our subconscious and using our energy around completing a project/task as a guide about whether we need to let it percolate more. So good!
big fan of the lying down thing, even better if it's a hard wood floor. something about being close to earth just...changes things. loved this!
I love this Madeleine and the idea that what's being created is still having a nice little nap, so let it be. I find more and more that I really have to feel the energy of what I'm doing in order to get involved. This is the flow that I'm looking for, otherwise I'll turn to something else like you say. And yes to taking time out, it's where the best things come from!
I absolutely needed to read this. I am such a sucker for trying to force my creativity out like toothpaste!! going where the vibes are feels like a forever lesson. LOVE this perspective
this really changed the trajectory of my days. thank you so much for talking about this! it's really not spoken about enough!
Love this - and v pro nap also! <3
I am increasingly giving in more to joy, living these lines: “If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don’t hesitate. Give in to it.”— Mary Oliver, and Sondheim's advice to write lying down...perhaps that's why my most creative thoughts come when early in the morning, crawling back into bed, my tea tray beside me, lingering in that dreamspace to access the part of my brain that isn't fully awake.
Yes... Pausing or taking a nap at times is a very good idea 😊
Thanks for this post. I feel the same way as you do when I write and don't write. However, I still find myself conflicted on whether to wait for the muse or ignore it and start writing, and then it will duly join. One day I feel like that well-drilled journalist, whilst on other days, I'm not.
Such wisdom. I live by this ❤️
Seems to be the opposite of the “frog task” concept.
Thank you for this. Perfect tonic for my procrastination.
I held off on publishing and writing about things. This post gave me encouragement and was so timely. Love this!