Podcast: Transition

Here's a quick check-in about the transition I'm in going from the Portfolio Project game into the next stage of my work this year, and what I see now--looking back--about balance.  I remember that someone once told me that balance isn't doing it all, all the time, but it is often doing one thing for a time, then doing another and creating balance in this turn-taking fashion over the course of a month or a season or a year.  I can see now that for me the Portfolio Project game was an experiment in balance through turn-taking, and for me I think this will be a very helpful model for my future work.

To start at the beginning of the project, go here.

 

The Grounded Middle

Afternoon, originally uploaded by jenleedotnet.
  1. Reach out to support someone else.  It always adjusts my perspective to remember i'm not the only one celebrating or struggling.  Giving love and encouragement reminds me of who I am.
  2. Put something in order.  Washing dishes, putting away laundry, clearing clutter--anything that orders my physical environment--helps minimize my visual distractions and loss-related stress.  My thoughts and emotions order themselves while I work.
  3. Take one small Next Step.  These are not the days to expect blockbuster performance.  Whether it's a submission that seems daunting or a chore I've been avoiding (for sometimes months), one small action to move the ball forward is sometimes all it takes to change the whole game.