Starting Over with Habits

I know when I’m productive. I love the rhythm of daily practice once I’m steadily engaged in healthy habits. I thrive with the structure as well as the encouragement I feel from the momentum as I build on a skill day by day. You know how life tends to derail us all at one time…

Day 19: Flow and NaNoWriMo

  According to Wikipedia,¬†“In positive psychology, flow, also known as the zone, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by complete absorption in what one…

Day 14: Order and Beauty

Ever since I moved here, I’ve been wanting to tackle the tiny back room off the kitchen. It’s kind of like a screened-in porch because it isn’t heated, but it has four windows and a large closet, wooden floors and cute wooden steps leading up to it. It was filled up with boxes and packing…

Day 11: Daily Rituals and Songwriting Goals

I’ve read Daily Rituals: How Artists Work¬†, or at least a good chunk of it. I was fascinated to find out how famous creative people ordered their lives. They seemed more human, more accessible and less god-like. I am currently re-ordering my life, finding my balance and figuring out how to be a thriving creative….