I get to Sunday each week and think what do i want to do? Which isn't to do with work, as all my hobbies are to do with work. Even going for walks easily becomes a process of scavenging for things to draw, or views to come back to and draw. Following your passion is just doing the things you love everyday but making it into a business. However now that it is a fully fledged business, registered sole trader, income to make from what was the things I would escape from, is now work. I am finding I need new activities to take on which will help me de zone. I have started swimming again, when I was at primary school to the beginning of secondary school I was a fantastic swimmer, being prepped to be on the junior olympic team, however I was so dyslexic the extra english lessons took over. The love of the water has never stopped, even if my swimming style has decreased to more of a slow paddle. Like with yoga when you are in it you forget everything else that may be going on. It is a great task to listen to your own voice.
Speaking of your own voice, I feel I have to address my social media. I came off Facebook over half a decade ago now, and never looked back. Part of my hermit nature to not be on there and the distaste for people to know everything you are up to without even asking, its just laziness and lacks true friendship; just pick up the phone. Same goes for my instagram I get that itch to shut it down, for the same reasons. However that would be a foolish move, because so much of what I do and income comes through being on there and promoting what I do.
I attended a yoga workshop on Friday, the teacher said yoga is about making the moves work for you and so goes for everything else in this world. She spoke about how our phones dictate our lives but really it should be the other way round make it work for you.
My friend who owns a shop unfollowed everyone on instagram, friends, family business contacts etc. I thought this was a risky move for business, but she explained she didn't want other voices disrupting her inner voice. And that is what has happened to me, I am so overwhelmed by everything. It isn't a case of not looking at your feed, I have to think where do I want to look? A cull is in order to alter my intake. Get back to what it is that sparks joy (marie kondo instagram clean) and basically it is the one that gives me facts ,places, restaurants, those are the accounts I engage with.
I'll post some of these up in my 'of late' posts.
Elizabeth Blackadder - Japanese Garden