How hard is it for you to know when you need rest. or when you're tumbling into distraction to avoid the work? What's the difference, or are they possibly related?
My eyes stray out the window. Light is mesmerizing. Time is irritating. I want to go to the water and sit. These are clear signals that I need rest. Procrastination, on the other hand, feels like butterflies are invading my mind. They flit here and there, never landing long enough to decide. That is resistance to do the work. It is not a need for rest. It is fear. I must clearly define the difference because resistance will surely highjack my writing goals.
Rule of thumb: The more important a call or action is to our soul's evolution, the more resistance we will feel toward pursuing it.
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
I am joining fellow writers on Kate Motaung's blog who are doing a bi-weekly online discussion group.We are using On Being a Writer: 12 Simple Habits For A Writing Life That Lasts by Ann Kroeker and Charity Singleton Craig. I am personally reading Writing Down The Bones by Natalie Goldberg as inspiration.
I will be writing 31 days in October and my topics will be things I'm learning from the book Rising Strong by Brené Brown. Making this statement is starting the butterflies in my brain.