This time of year it’s hard to find motivation. I look outside at that eternal gray landscape and I lose my ommph. It’s just so cold. And yucky. And the house is claustrophobic and February, despite being the shortest month, seems to drag on forever. It can be hard to bear. But maybe that’s just me. Maybe you love February.
I think the made-up holiday of Valentine’s Day was plopped there because it’s such a long drag between Christmas and Easter. (Nothing against Valentine’s Day. I actually really love the holiday.)
At any rate, when I tried to think of a challenge this week, I came up blank. Nothing. I knew it was because of the sucking energy of February. It just takes it out of me. So I had to dig deep for a challenge and I knew it had to be a good one. A challenge that would force you (and me) to action.
So here it is. This week’s challenge - Do something big.
Do something you’ve put off. Maybe a task that has been hanging over your head or an idea that you’ve been waiting for the right moment to explore. Or if there’s nothing on your long-term to-do list, make something up. Redecorate or rearrange a room. Adopt a pet. Throw a party. Plan your summer vacation.
Here’s my logic- putting your energy into a big task, as opposed to a little easy one, will force you to dig deep down to where your inspiration may be hibernating like the daffodil bulbs. Pull it out. Do something. Something big.
What am I doing, you ask? I’m writing a novel. You could try that, too. Actually, I recommend it. I’m also fostering a dog (just because there isn’t enough chaos in our house). The foster dogs will be featured on my website because I have a penchant for pet pictures (if you haven’t noticed).
Don’t let February drag you down. Take it on – do something big. And if you have a moment – let me know what you decide to do. I’d love to hear.
What is living intentionally?
Remember when you were a kid and you broke something or took something that wasn’t yours or said something you shouldn’t have said? When your mother pinned you down on it, your knee-jerk reply was, “I didn’t mean to do it!”
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