Taking little bits at a time. Like this teeny thread sketch. It’s ten-thirty and I haven’t started tidying the work space yet.
Pulled an old book off of the shelf yesterday, “Live the Life You Love” by Barbara Sher. I love the contribution she makes to working with resistance. Genius, really. I’ll leave you with a couple of her thoughts:
“If you think your inability to stick with your resolutions is a sign of weakness, I have a surprise for you: it’s more than likely a sign of strength.”
“… if resistance is universal… then… it must be as natural and biologically based as sleeping or eating, built into our system for a purpose.”
She doesn’t believe we should combat resistance (or even, vilify it) until we recognize its purpose.
I will leave purpose aside for now and just go with some of her tricks for getting around it. Number one listed strategy for loosening its grip — “Find the smallest unit – and do it.”
This is such a useful technique. ‘What can I say YES to in this moment?’ There is always something I can say YES to… even if it is just cleaning the iron (actually, bad example, I hate cleaning the iron) — even if it is just — sweeping threads off of the floor, or sewing shut a tiny little seam on something I’ve already made, or locating the fabric I’ll use for straps on a purse in progress.
(Can you tell the pile of cut-out pocket books is NOT feeling very attractive this morning?!!)
Off I go! To find the smallest unit, and do it!