I am blessed to be surrounded by so many Creatives. Since the year began I have seen many of my friends talking about starting new projects, finding their "word," planning and plotting all of the wonderful creative things they want to do with themselves this year. I must say, I'm impressed, but I feel a little bit like a slacker.
You see, I find that January is the time of year that I need to stop. Just stop. I need to take a deep breath and just be. I've learned that I can't focus on beginning projects, heck, I can't even focus on planning projects yet. In the past I have struggled to find my one special word to begin my new year, only to find myself kind of grabbing at the first one that sounded good. Needless to say, that word and I never really connected throughout the year. I wonder if I'm alone here? Have any of you felt this way too? Do you feel like you need to ease into the new year and relax and rejuvenate before the creativity can flow?
My one little plan for this month is to declutter my mind. I've cleaned and decluttered my house as I put away all of the Christmas decorations. Now I can set forth on getting rid of some of the mental post-it notes and lists in my head.
I've begun journaling again on a daily basis. I'm not sure why I always stop doing this - it definitely helps me to clear my head, and ideas seem to really flow. I am also trying to stop multi-tasking. As a woman, a mother, and an employee, this is a very difficult thing for me to stop doing. But as many of my FOL sisters have talked about in their posts, I feel that multi-tasking is keeping me from being in the moment. If I'm juggling too many things at once, I'm not really putting my best into any one thing.
I really look forward to seeing all of your 365+1's, and ALL of your creative projects, but for now, what is right for me, is to dust the cobwebs out of my head and just BE.