Picture the scene.
Lunch is finished. Toys scattered. Kids asleep.
The house is quiet....shhhhhh....
This was when I would get out my computer or journal and work on whatever idea was evolving at the time.
Sometimes I was freelancing. Then I wrote a book. Then I published a book. Then I started planning yoga classes to teach. Then I opened a yoga studio. Then another idea came - was tried on for size - and either set aside or taken on.
This ALL happened in very short bursts of time.
During nap time, school pick-ups and drop-offs, even while nursing a newborn.
Because when inspiration shows up - you have to be there to take the call.
You can't just completely ignore it.
And what I found was the more I picked up on whatever idea landed in my heart or in my head – the more they kept coming.
It was like I had a new best friend kept whispering in ear.
And sometimes the message wasn't meant for me. Sometimes I was too busy. But I always take time to answer the call. Even if I put it on hold or hang up completely.
So, what ideas have been calling you lately -- and are you listening?
Here's how to start (if you're not getting the calls, and you really do want them.)
1. Get it down. Just random stuff. Whatever is on your mind, empty it on the paper. But do it everyday, in the morning if possible. Just a few minutes is plenty of time.
2. Get quiet. Take 5 minutes to meditate or just sit and breathe. Everyday.
3. Get in Nature. Take a walk, go swimming - whatever you do - just make contact with real living things. Water, earth, green living and breathing plants. Maybe a trip to a greenhouse will be your next inspiration - or a hike in the forest.
I can't wait to hear what you're up to. Message me to share!
P.S. If you're in Dubuque, Iowa on March 5th - I'm teaching a Writing & Yoga Workshop! Click here to learn more and register for the event.