Any who have read my posts and blogs over the past year...2 years perhaps?...may have noticed I'm struggling with motivation...desire...deciding if any of this is even worth the time and effort.
I've tried many avenues to re-ignite my 'spark' - and even had momentary success - but nothing strong and long-lasting. I've been a member of both the SparkGuy’s & Coach Nicole’s 10Min Teams for some time now but not been active.
Of late, I've had land in my INBOX some of SparkGuy's blogs which have kinda jump-started my thinking, if not yet my spark. The concept of a 10min streak has been floating in my brain but what kind of streak. I've already tried all of the cornerstones of a 'good' health and wellbeing plan...without great success.
I do realize those experiences that dulled my spark are not of me and I should not have allowed them to overcome me...however, seizing back control has been most difficult.
Yesterday, I headed to my FoxHole - which I have NOT been visiting regularly for quite some time - and settled in to complete some past projects, scrap others that aren't going to be finished (the need has passed) and to generally clean up and organize.
I wound up with these completed projects....
Bracelet (package décor for XMas gift)
Kitchen Window Drape Pull
Kitchen Window Drape Tieback
(looking at the pic, I see I could add a few beads...)
....and a realization – maybe my streak needs to be about some ME time. Not a single one of the above projects took appreciable time to complete nor will any bring me great acclaim – I’m likely the only one who’ll ever notice the drape pull or tie backs and the bracelet recipients (gonna make 5 more) may never even wear them – but I feel good about completing them and enjoy knowing I did so.
So, that’s gonna be my streak…not beading per se, but ME time. Maybe giving myself a mani, maybe doing some needlework, maybe reading…or biking…or a picnic…or hiking... Any activity I undertake will take more than 10 mins so this streak doesn’t really fit into the above two 10min teams but oh well. I think I’ll make it a 60min streak of ME Time, EVERY Day.
Here’s my Tracker for this week:
S-8.23: 60 mins (a bit more but I didn’t deliberately track….)