I am feeling uninspired. One thing I’ve been reading a lot lately, from different sources, is: do it anyway. I set a goal more than a month ago to edit my second novel using YWriter, a free editing program designed to help keep track of different elements in your manuscript.
But… It’s WORK. I find that I will open the program, look at a couple things, get overwhelmed by the hundreds of pages of work ahead of me, then minimize the program and play some stupid game on the computer. Well, of course, I’ll never reach my goal that way.
This morning, someone reminded me of the book “The Artist’s Way,” and its suggested ‘morning pages.’ It can help prime the pump and get all the junk out of the way to make the path clear for that cool water.
I was also reminded of how important it is to be in the moment, to be mindful, so that when the mythical tomorrow comes, I can look back and be satisfied. That lesson applies to everything.
So now, I ask myself:
- What have I done today to continue on the path of spiritual progress?
- What have I done to further myself toward my goals?
- What have I learned today?
- Or did I just “stay numb” with busy-ness and distractions?