Been thinking today – doing a bit of spring cleaning. Downsizing to upgrade. I have been working my way through “the artists way” and it’s companion journal. I am woking via the paper version but I see that there are now videos on her site to go along with them. I have today taken every trinket and bit of clothing out of my bedroom – I am determined only to keep those things that I like and use.
If I have the time and inclination, this might continue through the rest of my belongings. I feel like I am freeing space in my mind to think and breath. I always felt that if my area were messy, I couldn’t focus on writing or working well. While I was writing the latest article, I was feeling distracted at the outset – as if I couldn’t just sit down and write. As if I couldn’t share the perspective that I wanted to about how training in the maritime industry is being approached currently and exploring what could be better methods.
I was reading and collecting so much information I was feeling overwhelmed and frustrated – and the clutter in my room and space was not helping me to focus. Normally if I am not at Sea, while I am in the U.S., I work at the desk in our guest room or from our dining room table. In Belgium, I normally work on a small writing desk in the living room by the window. I feel like if I haven’t prepared myself and the space around me, I have a harder time being mentally present.
I am working today on getting our Illustrated book on the lights and shapes ready to be published as a bound book, which is exciting – though it is taking time to progress. But I am happy to have cleared some space for myself today.
I highly suggest the artists way – it is changing my perspective – making me grow. I believe that it is always important to work on yourself and towards you goals every day. Because if you won’t make the time now – it will never be done.
All the best,