Today I have been reminded how important our frame of mind is when we tackle a task.
If I am having to face a task - or so something - that I am not that impressed about- how I go about it and my mind set is all important.
If I am grumpy and irritated - I have already closed my mind to the task - and my creative juices are shut down. The task becomes very difficult and takes so much time. I get all irritated - more so than when I started - and then end up all bitter and twisted inside and the task - when done...if done.. is a mess - or no where near as effectively done as it could have been.
Inspired creativity does not come with a closed mind.
Solutions do not present themselves to a closed door - which is what a closed mind is.
In this blocked and stuck state - everything is an uphill battle.
So what to do??
Do I really need to do this task?
If no - then just toss the thing and get on with life and let go of it.
If yes... then - a change of mind or mood is needed - as blocked and irritated results in a mess.
So... step one is to get rid of the fizz.... express it - vent your frustration - in whatever way is suitable for your surroundings....
If I am in a public place - I often make an excuse to go to the loo - I am left in peace there- and there - I vent.. ok - not out loud... but I can pull faces - rip up loo paper... flush it all away.
If I am at home and I can get some privacy - then I can scream in a pillow - kick a pillow... hit a pillow etc... rip up paper ( I love doing that)... but get the fizz out... sometimes I just get the irritated me to write it all out - about how stupid this is and how annoying it is and how is sucks etc... this is just that part of myself who has a right to feel the way it feels... give it the space to vent...
Then... the calmer me has space and can come in and take over... this is a more adult functional self.
This me can explain to the rest of me how to get the job done in the most cost effective way as regards time and energy...can explain the benefits of getting it done and rationalise it.
Then.. time to tap into the me who can do it and who has the solutions - the super me!! You can invent any name you like for this you... its the one who can tap into creative energy and solutions - who can get highly functional and just get the job done!!
I close my eyes - and I take a deep breath - letting go of any remaining frustrations.... I call on all the Beings of the Universe who are qualified to help me.... and I get really creative here. I am not beyond calling in Einstein when helping my daughter with maths!!! It really does not matter who you call in - just get creative and have fun with this - it brings a higher level of energy in.... and shifts the mood. It can even become .... God forbid... fun!!!!!!
In fact -the more fun you can have with it - the higher the creative juices will flow - the better the mood and energy will be and the faster and more efficient you will do the task!!
I connect to the highest aspect of myself... I visualise a column of light coming over me and infusing me with energy and solutions.... and then I breathe into it - filling myself up. I am tapping into the me who can and the me who already has done this task.... an then I move aside and let this me get on with it.
Then... once done... I reward myself!!!!
It does not matter how big or small the reward is - but it does matter to have a reward. Its a wonderful celebration of getting the job done!!! YEAH!!
So - next time you are faced with a reluctant aspect of yourself having to do something that you are not that impressed with - or even struggling with - try this method and see how you go...it really works for me.