I have taken on some extra responsibilities in the last month. In order to do so other things were set aside.
As my workload shifts back to more writing this week, I reflect on the importance of being present even though our brain has many demands put upon it. When I work directly with my students or get into the flow of writing a book, I am very much in the moment. My focus is highly tuned and my creativity is in full force. Joy in each of these activities helps me achieve this. Setting up my environment, pre-planning, and working overtime — all these tasks help me to fine-tune my work.
Be sure to take time to nurture yourself (sleep, movement, nutrition) and to set up an environment so when you approach your work, you can give it your best in that moment.
Wishing you joy in your creative efforts! JNC