Do you ever feel that your source of inspiration is totally tapped out? Are you having a stretch of time where it’s enough to just get out of bed and do what needs to be done, without worrying about inspiration?
Sometimes there aren’t enough hours in the day to finish everything that’s already been set in motion. (As in, you’re lucky I even opened this email, never mind read this far!)
At that point, all we need is the connector to why we set anything in motion in the first place. Did we take the current job out of desperation because savings are gone and the rent still needs to be paid? Are we running like a madman because our kids deserve enrichment in their lives? Did taking up golf seem like a good way to network while managing a too-sedentary lifestyle?
If we’ve got the connection to motivators, all we need to do is tweak the results, if they’re not working, or consider next steps if we’re treating an interim solution like a “forever home”.
No time? I totally get it. In my world, that’s what dishwashing, phone holding and traffic lights are for (honk kindly if you’re behind me and I don’t move fast enough). Those “lost” minutes can be put to use for any of the stuff that gets swept aside by louder demands.
Then there are the things you can’t find motivators for. And you’ve even got time to look. And you’ve done the deep work to look. What then?
Coffee needs time to percolate, right? So do ideas and transitions and glimmers of feelings.
In that case, I love distractions. What would you do with your time if you had no demands? Read? Paint (remember, we don’t care how “good” you are at something)? Run like the wind (could I talk you into skipping, which is so much better for your body – detour into imagining a world where grown men and women skipped – ha!)?
In all cases, intention is a powerful thing. Set an intention to fill what’s missing, replace what’s outdated. Let that intention simmer until fully cooked. I promise you’ll smell it when it’s ready.
Presumably, we all know what to do with the yummy smelling stuff: chow down!
Of course, I’m here to help you find motivations and plan or navigate transitions. Energy work is great for getting past blockages and finding buried creativity – or even willingness to find creativity.