I had the most interesting week. In fact, I learned something new this week. I learned how to put distractions in the back of my mind and push forward. I achieved a new phenomenon of not getting dragged down.
I asked my son to learn something new this past weekend when he could not stand the distractions of being at home and doing homework. I showed him the beauty of the library and how doing work without distractions allowed him to be stronger and faster.
It also dawned on me that I REALLY needed to learn to be free of distractions. The prototype fiasco that started off 2012 (did I tell you it was broken? that it went too far beyond my original thoughts?) was WEIGHING on me like a big elephant. I could not stand it. I could not escape it. It was not allowing me to move on with other parts of my business like my writing and consulting and mommying.
I decided to take a week away from it. I did it. It was not easy, but I did it. I refused to talk, think, or rethink about IT. I made a conscious choice to do some necessary work on the blog, revamp some copy, attend to a few pieces of my consulting business, and concentrate on a few upcoming promotion projects.
I started with being firmly planted at my desk on Monday morning, and I cleared my head with yoga at lunchtime. A luxury – maybe? A necessity – definitely.
Taking in my neighborhood coffee shop, my favorite place local place for a glass of wine by the fire, and the sights and sounds of the city brought me back to life.
By today, I was ready to receive the latest prototype renderings in a really good place, and that is what I did.
My yoga instructor shared this quote with me (after I repeatedly fell doing crow): Falling Down is How We Grow, Staying Down is How We Die. – Brian Vaszily
It is so true. I could have stayed down with my broken prototype, or grown with a new week and new one. As for the crow position, I am still falling.