Our culture values ‘sun’ > action, achievement, progress, productivity. As a whole we have been too much sun. The pandemic however has forced us to collectively stop, slow down and stay home. Anytime you have been in bright sun for a long time and get thrown into night-time with nothing but a sliver of moon, it’s going to be hard to find your way. But your eyes will adjust.
There is abundant research pointing to the benefits of mindfulness including; stress reduction, increased insight and improved memory and focus. Taking mini breaks during this busy season can keep you grounded and focused.
If you are in business for yourself you probably do a fair amount of writing. It can sometimes get routine. Try a creative writing exercise to loosen things up a bit.
Your momentum is driven by your “Will”, the energetic force that gets you into action. It helps you actually get your ideas created and implemented in your business. The six stages of “willing” described in The Act of Will by Roberto Assagioli offer a helpful framework, especially if you are stalling out on your project. Knowing what stage you are in can provide insight on how to get back into action.
The commitment to take action on a big project, goal or business initiative is definitely a form of nurturing. Nurturing a vision, nurturing creative urges, nurturing internal shifts, nurturing your business and nurturing the contribution you want to make.