It is the New Year and we’ve set our goals. Maybe we’ve even drawn up a plan. Now it’s time to execute. Ah, the tough part. Because we don’t know what to do, or how to do whatever needs to be done next, or we just ain’t got no inspiration.
Sorry, just got interrupted by a big orange cat on my keyboard. Just noticed he’s longer than my extended keyboard.
And then there are always distractions. Distractions that make it easy to say. “I will get on it when the cat moves. or when the sun shines, or when…”
So I finally figured out the adage about half the battle is just showing up. It means you have to be willing to do something towards your goal. No matter how bad the sentence is, or how little you know. Because each bad sentence, each horrible piece of choreography, every messy display, and uneven hem can be straightened up and polished.
You can’t polish nothing. It’s okay not to know, not to be good. Keep going forward.
Shopping on Black Friday is a high stress contact sport, the starting and stopping in line, the dodging to the left to avoid a stroller, and then to the right to miss three people linked arm and arm like a tank busting through the store. It is more like a war zone than a modern commercial experience.
As I was doing research for Moon Lake Psychic I came across an article that talked about meditation and stress. Now I don’t know about you, but I am horrible at meditation. Sitting and Being exercises fight with plot twists in my mind. But this article suggested a moving meditation. Basically singing and at the same time dancing for thirty minutes a day wherever you felt comfortable pouring your energy into the exercise.
I’ve been doing the exercise the last few nights –the cats run and the dogs howl— but what great exercise and I feel grounded and settled when finished.
So after the shopping and before you drop in that chair, find a safe place and sing and dance for yourself, without human judgement for a few minutes.
Have Fun! Lucia