Sunday, 18 May 2008

Today We Make The Clock Redundant

Wouldn’t that just be bliss?

But I hear your resistance already and I understand completely!

How can you possibly have a day without a clock when everything you do revolves around schedules and deadlines?

Well here’s a step by step way of achieving it – I promise you won’t regret it. The aim is to reset yourself back to your basic creative state – and it really works!

  1. Look through your diary and identify a day where you have no commitments. Mark it in NOW as a “clockless day”.
  2. The night before your clockless day, go around removing clocks from sight from your space.
  3. Allow yourself to wake up naturally and gently.
  4. Throughout the day, give yourself as long as you need to complete tasks.
  5. Eat when you’re hungry and rest when you’re tired.
  6. At the end of the day, reflect on how liberating it has been to take all the time you wanted and how you listened to your body’s natural rhythms.
  7. Make a date to have a clockless day again!

Remember the only limits are the ones we set ourselves...

On a personal note this week, I have had a rollercoaster of one! I confess that even though I'm a Life Coach, I am just human and I find it difficult to coach myself. So I have to read my own blogs and personal journals to remind myself how to cope! There you are, you are not alone and I am not invincible.
I feel like this One YellowLeaf painting sometimes - isolated and just floating with a loss of purpose. But trust me when I say that with some of the coaching tips I have given you on this site, the very least you can glean is that off-days are transitory and the universe always rewards a forward vision. So make that clock redundant today and feel the benefit of "you" time - you, and I, deserve it.

Have a good week,

painting above right, "One Yellow Leaf" © 2008 Deborah Eileen Burrow


Megan Chapman said...

Nice post. I have clockless days, and dateless weeks!It is very odd, but it probably is a big part of my creative process. In my life I am always trying to create more scheduled time and space. Perhaps I should learn to embrace my clockless world more rather than fight against it.
It is interesting what we all deal with at different stages in this creative journey. I want more policing and you want and encourage more freedom. Balance is the key as an artist and as a self employed person, and that is something I will forever struggle with. Thanks again for your post.

Creative Debs said...

Thanks Megan.
The truth is that being self-employed finds people going one of two ways: either structureless and struggle for discipline and a routine, and then there's others who cannot stop being so organised and that stumps their creative freedom. I fall into the later, and you obviously in the first!
The trick is to be self aware, and strive for that balance you mention.
We should embrace our position - people would kill for it!!! :D
Debs x