This is part of my work in the Julia Cameron Artist’s Way series. The work this time is from the book the Sound of Paper. The responses are self-examinations and assessments based on work through a daily series of exercises. While I do keep some material offline as it can be very personal and jarring, I often opt to be fairly open about my experiences, both positive and negative.
These are 5 areas where I sould do a daily, small amount of work/practice:
- Stretching. I could – and would definitely most benefit from – earmarking more time to stretch daily. I typically do 15 minutes or so while watching television, but two office seating related injuries later I have to acknowledge I just plain need more. Because I spend so much time at the gym, the need for more flexibility has become a natural byproduct.
- The one small thing declutter approach. It has worked so well in recent years that this year’s spring clean will be light compared to previous years.
- Break down gardening, especially the early phases, into “one plant per day.” If I just seed one plant per day, it takes little time, makes little mess, and I do not end up feeling overwhelmed by what I’m trying to create. Added to do: replace that one grow bulb. Also, I have some seeds for plans that aren’t going to happen on my end if anyone wants them.
- A daily practice for social media and genuine connections would be good; I’m not sure what I can do that would not be too time consuming, though.
- Meditation before eating. I usually eat at home because of my allergies, but for some reason November/December were surprisingly binge-trigger free but January I was suddenly eating well past my full point again. I need to figure out what happens in January that didn’t, especially as I had what amounted to a full on emotional assault by the usual perpetrators in November. So what was different? My socializing increased in January, and that started to conflict with my gym schedule. Maybe there?