Maybe strangers will read my last post and think I’m the stranger; all silliness aside, there were some serious questions in there and I’ve spent the last few weeks working toward figuring them out.
It was a couple of weeks ago when I sat down after work to take this photo. I wanted to show off that lovely necklace from my friends at Little Lux, Riley + John. What ensued was an Insta-blackhole battle — pointless hours passing the time on my favorite social media platform that I am beginning to hate to love.
With a long list of to-dos, why was I peddling my time away online?! Unconsciously, I was choosing to be stagnant because doing nothing is a lot easier than doing it all. And when I’m overwhelmed, the quiet do-nothing spot where to-dos don’t exist is where I want to be. In that moment, Instagram was the safe spot in the storm.
In my last post I asked, “How do I create movement?” Maybe it’s there all along, yet sometimes I choose to stand still. Sometimes choosing to stand still is necessary, but when it isn’t, I’ve narrowed down a few things to get me going:
- DO something — anything!
- Make 1 item.
- Sign off of social media.
So what did I do this last time?
I cleaned house. For real. Hung some new art and all. Like this fantastic vintage painting I picked up at the flea market weeks ago + finally got around to wiping off years of dust, debris, + probably resin.
After my body literally succumbed to a long sleep — like 21 hours long — last weekend, I finally gave in. Something’s gotta give sometimes. So I cleaned up around the house + swapped out some art + added some new plants. I always feel refreshed when my home is bright, fresh, + in order. (Maybe that forever sleep helped a bit too.)
Along with recognizing what I need to do to create movement for myself, I’m taking action. How do you maintain momentum?