As many of you know from reading my blog posts, I am a believer in learning something new everyday. With the act of learning, it is important to remember to apply the act of allowing these new learning experiences to come to you with an open mind and heart.
After visiting with my vocal coach (yes, I’m learning how to sing and breath correctly because it’s super fun), she imparted a tidbit of invaluable wisdom. She told me to practice the art of allowance. Ever since that moment, I have had a clearer understanding of not only how to deflect negative energy from my everyday life but how to allow positive energy and thoughts to rush into my everyday tasks and interactions with others.
Just because we have a wish to learn new things doesn’t mean we actually do. Most of the time, I’ve struggled to learn new things even though I’ve desperately wanted to and that is because I didn’t allow myself to use kindness and self-acceptance while intercepting new information.
So now, it is with a glad heart that I am able to share this quote with you and hopefully you will allow yourself to let positivity enter into your life.
Whether you write in the stiff silence of a library or in the comfort of your home office, your mind will hit a red-brick wall after several hours of writing. At the point of blockage, all you want to do is this: nothing.
Can you imagine yourself doing nothing? A difficult concept to grasp for busy bodied Americans, doing nothing is oxymoronic but simple to do. Although I do not advocate laziness or deadline ignorance, I do encourage all writers to do nothing for at least ten to fifteen minutes every day.
The act of nothingness is a mental break. However temporary this method may seem, it is a release from deadlines and self-imposed writing pressure. This ten-minute mindful work break will leave a lasting impression of your well-being and improve your writing process. It’s science.
Before watching Andy Puddicombe’s talk about 10 Mindful Minutes,via TEDx, I felt guilty for “doing nothing” when I felt as if I should have continued to write despite mental fatigue. After applying the 10 mindful minutes method to my writing schedule, I feel more confident in my word choices and have more time to enjoy the peaks and valleys of the writing process.
Mindfulness isn’t exclusive to Zen-seeking social media gurus and content managers. As a writer this technique will help you become more mindful of your processes, add structure to the work day, and help you reduce deadline pressure. If you found this blog post helpful or have a work break tip you’d like to share with me, leave a comment in the box below.
Maturity offers many things but nothing so simple as to love something so wholeheartedly, with all your might that it changes your perspective. After years of writing blogs, articles, interviews, features, copy… I am still passionate about writing. It drives me.
What drives you? What would say to your younger self? I’d love to know!
Today’s blog is dedicated to everyone that has ever suffered a setback that you have felt insurmountable. For many people, including myself, this week has been a challenge. Deadlines, phone calls, rescheduled appointments, the season premier of The Walking Dead… there were so many things going on!
Also, very close to home: a handful of tragedies befell my fellow Texans in Austin and in San Marcos. My prayers and condolences go out to the families that have been touched by these tragedies, and the many lives that have been impacted throughout our state.
I ask for: Clarity and for all of my neighbors and readers to remember:
We can get through these trials together, but when we’re alone and wrapping our minds around tragedy it is hard to remember that we can dig deeply within ourselves for strength. It’s there. We have to get it out and let it carry us through the tough times.
Treat each other with kindness, every single day. Have a powerful weekend, my friends!