First things first, SELF-LOVE (or self-compassion or kindness to yourself, whatever language you’d prefer to use)
Then there’s self-love + clarity:
* Your Guide To Completing 2013 with Your Inner Wisdom Leading The Way by Amy Ahlers and Christine Arylo or a much shorter 4 Questions to Ask Yourself
* The Chopra Center 2013 Guided Journal (still works for 2014)
For even more clarity…
For 16 nights of clarity through meditation and journaling with yogini writer JC Peters:
For Writers, definitely check out:
* How do you get perspective on your creative enterprise? by the fabulous Jeffrey Davis
He takes you through mapping out your 3 month horizon– but you need to sign up to receive the article. Here’s a taste:
Your 3 Month Horizon: look forward to the immediate horizon in front of you. Imagine yourself three months from now. Where do you want to be with your business, enterprise, or creative project?
- Who do you want to be as a professional, enterpriser, or creative?
- Who will you be relating to?
- How will you feel?
- When was I engaged with my work?
- *When was I passionate about my work?
- What practices added to my productivity? (Please define productivity in any way that works for you: writing more words, beginning and completing pieces, putting in a certain amount of time, etc.)
- What practices or situations challenged my ability to be productive?
- Based on the above, what would you like to do more of? Less of?
AND THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK:
- What would you do if you had nothing to lose?
- What would you do if money were no object?
- What would you do if you didn’t care what people thought?
- What would you do if you knew you would not fail?
- What would you do if you knew you had one year to live?
“The effect of your work is often a little below the surface. People who love your books or whatever else you create will rarely send you a message telling you. Instead, your legacy is forged in silence, often unknown to you, the creator. You inspire someone in a small way, help shape their worldview, and down the road, these things affect an action they take.”
“Time for you and time for me,
And time yet for a hundred indecisions,
And for a hundred visions and revisions” – T S Eliot