So one day, Friday, I just decided to make it a priority. And I got it done! It looks amazing, with a beautiful golden/green Japanese print with a white background. And, guess what. I DID have the time!
There is something good that happens when we are doing creative things that we love. We get into movement and momentum. We become the movers of our reality instead of letting everything get in the way. We become active, not passive.
Those of you who know me well, know that I hold moving your body, and living into your body wisdom, as highest value. It is the momentum that we need to stay in our creativity and inner fire; it is our intuition having a place to flow into...
This leads to my blog post today, which is about expanding time for us. What is it to expand time so that we can complete the fun, interesting, creative tasks on our to-do list? (We KNOW we have to learn the marketing for our business, pay bills, create opportunities for potential clients to find us, but that isn't all we do). We are in fact CREATIVE beings, and we need to create the kinds of experiences that make us joyful. In this way we become more of a contribution for others, as well as to ourselves.
My father always used to say "all work and no play makes Jack a very unhappy boy". I loved hearing that, and as I get older, I understand more and more the meaning of this phrase. It is actually through our play, that we can touch the more essential aspects of meaning and contribution, because we recognize ourselves through DOING as the creators.
I am sure that we all have someone in our lives who just can't get going. There is a static, depressing aspect of their days, and they can't seem to get a hold on how to start the momentum going the other direction. This is a very dangerous condition, because we experience reality from the witnessing of these external characteristics, and procrastination is on the top of the downward cycle. Momentum stops.
So what I am suggesting, is that we take a look at all the things we think we "should" be doing for our home, our children, our business, and spice the list up a little bit by including something that is truly gratifying. For you it could be as simple as taking a lunchtime walk when you think you have too much to do, and so don't walk. Then do it. And see what happens because of the energy. Moving your body, breathing, and clearing your mind results in infinitely more creativity than if you had stayed behind your computer with your lunch beside you, looking endlessly at the screen.
Then my loves, ask yourself, what else would I really love to do today, if I had all the time in the world? Kick the gremlin time to the curb, and spice up your day with the sweetness of a few, time-efficient things that not only will get off your to-do list, but also help you feel satisfied with being in your flow, your creativity, your joy.