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The Next Round

Time for change...again. πŸ™‚ After a long What-the-fig-am-I-doing moment in August, I'm finally back on my old track again...a track that I left many years ago. And I'm very happy about that! Read more on my updated About page. πŸ™‚ Maria β™₯ Image Time for Change

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Creative Routine Hack: How to let go of old habits – and live and work with joy (6)

Have you just discovered the Creative Routing Hack Series? Click this link to read the first post. Once you step out of your Comfort Zone and give up on the idea of having to control the process or the outcome, something amazing happens: You realise that what you've thought of as discomfort is something else… Continue reading Creative Routine Hack: How to let go of old habits – and live and work with joy (6)

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Creative Routine Hack: How to let go of old habits – and live and work with joy (5)

Have you just discovered the Creative Routing Hack Series? Click this link to read the first post. The analogy I used in the previous post was that of Butterfly-Me preparing to fly, which involves arranging the itinerary, gathering resources and clearing the runway. It needs uninhibited freedom and space for take-off, and requires that we… Continue reading Creative Routine Hack: How to let go of old habits – and live and work with joy (5)

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Creative Routine Hack: How to let go of old habits – and live and work with joy (4)

Have you just discovered the Creative Routing Hack Series? Click this link to read the first post. Our innately creative minds thrive on buzz -Β  because that's what they're for: taking in, analysing, questioning, spinning alternatives, comparing, recombining, turning ideas into actions, making things. But it's not the Creative Mind that's making all the noise.… Continue reading Creative Routine Hack: How to let go of old habits – and live and work with joy (4)

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Creative Routine Hack: How to let go of old habits – and live and work with joy (3)

I don't know what I expected when I decided to listen to Butterfly-Me, but - if anything - I expected some advice on how to use my time more efficiently or how to streamline my workflow and cut down on distractions. But the first thing that Butterfly-Me said to Maria-Me was this: "Open your hands, palms up." A bit surprised, I did, literally. I sat with my open hands resting on my knees, palms up. After less than a minute I was getting uncomfortable and fidgety and began shifting in my seat. Maybe ten seconds later I asked: "What's the point of this? What am I meant to do?"

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Creative Routine Hack: How to let go of old habits – and live and work with joy (2)

In Part One: To plan or not to plan – that’s the question I ended with saying that during my Delightful Butterfly Phase I got bugger all done. Which, of course, is not true at all. In fact, I was prolific: I finished many more projects than I would have done without following my passion and my whims of the moment, and I planted plenty of seeds. So what was the cause of this warped perception?