If you're not riding the wave of change, you'll find yourself beneath it.
As for my own surfing, let's just say that when the waves start pushing 10 feet, I get this tremendous urge to make a sandwich. —Bruce JenkinsAt this time, I am in the home stretch of editing a book project with a release date that is coming right up, have committed myself to posting twice a week to two blogs, am preparing for half a dozen new drawing students, taken on a demanding temporary job, applied for a more permanent job and am itching to pick up my drawing pen and paints.
Just the other day I thought, what I'd really like to do is lay around and read a book.
Many of us find ourselves in acutely or chronically demanding schedules. Meeting the basic physiological and security needs of the Maslow Hierarchy can pull us into a reactive state of busyness and unconscious panic. Busyness can begin to provide a perverse sense of security and panic can make us freeze, like a deer in the headlights.
My practice during this demanding time is to keep myself in the moment as best I can. I am allowing myself to prioritize and reevaluate several times a day, remembering to breathe, eat right and exercise. I insist on my morning routine.
If I am not accomplishing as much as I think I should be, I remind myself that I am taking action every day (and that using the word should is a red flag). Even taking a little action every day amounts to a lot in the long run.
Now, it's time to rest!
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