Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: Hit the Reset Button
I used to have a tradition of writing 3 pages every morning in my journal. The practice was inspired by reading Julia Cameron's book The Artist's Way many years ago. I found the practice to be very centering - a great way to start the day - a way to remove all of the scattered thoughts from my mind and begin the day with an empty slate. But somehow, over time, I got out of that habit and replaced that habit with a tour of websites, blogs and email in the morning. Rather than download my thoughts and begin the day fresh, I was instead filling my head with thoughts - mostly negative thoughts - gathered from news sites. Not only would I do this checking in the morning, I would find myself double checking, triple checking and sometimes more throughout the day. It's no wonder I found myself spiraling into a place where I felt out of touch with the whispers of my soul. So yesterday I decided to hit the reset button. I took out a blank journal and began my morning with my 3 written pages. No internet, no news - just me and the page. I feel better already. Sometimes you need to hit the reset button.