PROMPT #41 DAILY PRACTICE
Nearly 4 years ago, a friend told me I was about to birth something. I was tired, feeling burnout, and super restless. He encouraged me to give space to my unrest, sit myself in the studio and not leave until something happened. I was surprised what was born came in the form of words. As a visual artist, word are usually my last resort, but I had agreed not to judge and just get to work. What has followed are 1,391 consecutive days of writing. About halfway through the These Three Things Project a book was born and since, this daily writing practice has been flexible enough for me to inspire, collaborate, and most importantly, continue. There are volumes of research on the benefits of maintaining a daily practice. Everything from positive neurological effects to direct impacts on our physical health. Outside of all those benefits, which over the past 1,391 days I have definitely experienced, what I can speak most directly to, is the critical significance of taking pause at the end of the day to record the noticing of something. Time keeps moving, no matter what. A lesson I think we are all learning right now, together. How you make use of that time, even the time that seems useless, is where the joy is. If you are thinking of starting a daily practice, but do not know where to begin, reach out. I help people just like you figure out where to start and how to continue. Most importantly, I help people learn the lesson in knowing that sometimes the practice is no practice at all.
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