We all want to work less, right? We often complain about the amount of work we need to do. And the shortage of time we have to do it. And we never have enough time for ourselves. Is it true? Yes and no. And here’s why. What work is necessary and what is self-imposed?
The best part of coaching creatives is I have the privilege of talking to designers every day. I hear many designers talk about passion projects that never get done and about believing things need to be done right or not at all.
This is where it starts. In your mind. Moving towards the life you want involves mind management. The first step is observing yourself by writing down your thoughts and feelings. Knowing what’s going on inside of your head provides information about your experiences in the external world. I know this firsthand.
I do this, do you? Right now, I find myself justifying my right to be unhappy. Whaaat? In one of his podcasts, the late, great Dr. Wayne Dyer said something like, (and I’m paraphrasing): “Don’t fight for your suffering.”
When do you feel most confident? Think about it. I bet you feel most confident when you’ve familiar with something. When you’ve done it many times. The things you feel confident doing, you’ve been doing for years.
Are you feeling defensive? Do you feel defensive and angry all the time? Do you wish people behaved differently? Do you complain and blame others for ruining your day?