How I'm creating a scaffold for more creativity, love, and attention in 2023.
I love the idea of monthly themes to focus on. What a good idea. It makes a new challenge seem so much more doable or... not to do. I enjoyed the article very much on what we say we want. A new perspective on the "I want" way of thinking. Thanks Sarai.
This is beautiful, Sarai.
Yes, let’s create structures for living. But let us do so looking down as from above, as you say, “…considering how to create processes that serve the larger perspective… get things done and accomplish more, but in the service of something that matters.”
A lot of the struggle between the extremes of goal setting and being kind to ourselves stems from living in our current world of information overload. I feel like I have to stick with one school of thought/entity/guru/"fill in the blank" to follow, or else I'll lose my mind in overanalyzing the contradictory ideas those groups have. Perhaps that's also a right/left brain dilemma. Side note: I'm totally ordering the book The Master and His Emissary.
The concept of adding structure to my life is scary. There are too many outside influences I can't control, and then at any moment, my structure is blown up. It feels like failure when I can't meet a goal, so it's easier to not set one. It's probably a boundaries issue, too.
So, for right now, I'm not worrying about structure and I'll contemplate that opening photo of January 1. It's beautiful, but also is a bit hidden and leaves some questions. These Making Time newsletters remind me of things I want to read and see-thank you.