I had one of those tough existential weeks. Spent too much time wondering “what is the point?” and worrying that life is passing me by.
So I’m taking some time to reset, recharge, and connect with my creative purpose.
Here’s what my personal reset + recharge routine looks like:
- Waking up earlier to write Morning Pages. I’ve gotten out of practice with this habit, and I know this is part of the reason I’ve felt so out of sorts!
- Doing an inner child meditation and reflection exercise. I recently subscribed to Sara Shirley’s newsletter, and she offers a free 3-day Inner Child Ascention Challenge that I’m excited to start.
- Lighting a candle or plugging in the essential oils diffuser before starting a working session.
- Actually timing my work sessions. Setting a timer for 45 minutes and a goal for what should get done during that time.
- Deleting social media apps off my phone for a week. Logging off Twitter on my laptop.
What does your reset + recharge routine look like? Not sure? I challenge you to start with Morning Pages! It’s free and you can get started right away. All you need is a notebook or paper and something to write with. Here’s a quick link to learn more.
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Join the Side Project Sessions final session by Madeline Dore
Sad to see this coming to a close, but excited about the release of the DIY guide to learn how to guide your own deep work session.
The six builders who will thrive in the new world by Brianne Kimmel
These 6 builders are:
- The Designers who Code
- The Career Jumpers
- The Ambitious Advisors
- The Creative Hackers
- The Industry Academics
- The Community Builders
Quote of the Week
Given the current reality of my digital environment, distance for me usually means things like going on a walk or even a trip, staying off the Internet, or trying not to read the news for a while. But the problem is this: I can’t stay out there forever, neither physically nor mentally. As much as I might want to live in the woods where my phone doesn’t work, or shun newspapers with Michael Weiss at his cabin in the Catskills, or devote my life to contemplating potatoes in Epicurus’s garden, total renunciation would be a mistake. The story of the communes teaches me that there is no escaping the political fabric of the world (unless you’re Peter Thiel, in which case there’s always outer space). The world needs my participation more than ever. Again, it is not a question of whether, but how.
— Jenny Odell, How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy