Just Say No to Go with Flow
Sometimes you just need to say “No!” to get flow growing. Most of us think that muscling our way into the next project or chapter or grant proposal writing section is the way to go. But when we stop resisting the negativity of a situation, then we can find our point of re-entry quicker. It seriously beats digging heels in and fighting the set back with more hard work.
Refrain from Resisting the No to Flow
Refraining from fighting the desire to let go of a project – if only temporarily – to find flow is wise for a few reasons. First,, the struggle to create when the fuel tanks are empty just causes a grind. Second, most projects can be put off a day or two, or even an hour, for a walk outside or around the block. Breathing fresh air is important to the thought process. Third, recognizing that there’s a need to take some free time to doodle or color a page in an adult coloring book can help get creativity back on track. What our brains need at this point is permission to rest. Looking for a fun way mandala book with attitude? Try Ugh, I Can’t Even by Papeterie Bleu. Get ordering information at http://www.papeteriebleu.com/
Point of Re-Entry Opens with Rest
How does anybody rest when under deadline? The same way expectant mothers rest between contractions. They breathe. They distract themselves with a hand massage. My favorite way to rest when performance is needing to be sustained is to take five minutes and do the Relax app on my Fitbit. When really pressed for time, I do the two minute version. Then, when I begin to write again, I feel more grounded to complete a project. Sometimes it really is worthwhile to go to no for flow.
Here’s to growing your flow,