Illustration above was done for Yoga Journal in 06.
maybe it's a little bit of just not being mindful enough as I move through the day... I do work too much and too fast, sure, but I really do love my work. I love being creative and painting and all that good stuff. Maybe if I slow it down a little (saying no every now and then) while at the same time just being more in the moment and mindful of what I do to refill, things will shift. Yeah... I think so. (slaps forehead)
In that spirit: every morning I have a cup of coffee, go outside to water my flowers, and eat a healthy breakfast before starting up the stairs to work. I think it's a very good way to start the day. And this morning I was really in it. Paying attention to the fact that I was doing something good and enjoyable for me.
Maybe also I will start journaling about my downtime so I have a record of it... being mindful in that way always helps, and I haven't done that in a while.
People, we have a breakthrough...
(sorry for the stream of conscious post. I just needed to write it out immediately.)