How to Stop Procrastinating. (Pt 2)

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If you missed part one, find it here: Why We Procrastinate (Pt 1)

1. Give Yourself Permission.

When we’re putting things off, often it’s because our conscious and unconscious are in a tug-of-war.  Our conscious is curious, creative, spontaneous, adventurous.  It’s the part of us that is not just living, but alive.  The impulses from our conscious can seem crazy to us at times.  Two months ago, I was hiking through the South of France with my friend, Sarah, and had the sudden desire to take off my boots and feel the ground under my feet.  My unconscious’ initial response was – are you crazy? You could step on something sharp!  Kids go barefoot, not adults.  Where is this even coming from?  

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What’s stopping you from going on a Writer’s Retreat?

A few months ago, the idea of an “Artist and Writer’s retreat” wasn’t remotely on my radar.  I was about to finish a one-year teaching contract in Korea and was looking for my next job.  Would I stay in Korea, go back to Japan,  return to the States or go somewhere completely new?  The possibilities stretched out before me, but none of them felt right.  Something in me resisted the idea of entering a classroom again.  I loved teaching and my kids, but I needed a break.  Not a vacation, crammed with sight-seeing.  My soul was crying for a return to itself.

la_muse_from_the_river_in_the_valleyLa Muse Retreat

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