So, as you may have realized, this blog series petered out as soon as it started. Every time I sat down to write, I felt like the story I was sharing was too close to my heart to put it on the internet for strangers. Most of the work I’ve been doing to find my muchness feel like one of those things to remain silent about. So, I’m not going to write any more about it, for at least.
However, I will share something from a personal development class I recently started at work that has helped me uncover the path to feeling more like me. All you need is a notebook that you don’t mind taking with everywhere, a pen, and a week’s worth of time.
It’s a simple process, really. Basically, for an entire week, write down everything you do, how long you do it for, and whether it; a) drains your energy, b) gives you energy or c) has a neutral impact on your energy. After a week, calculate how many hours you’ve documented in total, as well as how many fall into each of the three categories. Then, use a little math to find out what percentage of your time goes to things in each category.
If you’re like me, you’ll probably find that most of your time goes to draining tasks. In fact, you may find that most of those draining tasks are things that you don’t even have to do. The goal then becomes to minimize the draining tasks and focus on the tasks that energize and excite you. It’s a good first step at finding your True Will, a notion many magical people talk about, but rarely take a step at discovering.
So, I apologize if anyone was waiting with bated breath for the rest of the series, but I’ll start something new here in the next few weeks.