How to Instantly Reset

Prompt: Write a List of 20 Things That Emerge

Another volume done. Begin the next…

I followed a prompt from another writer, who always inspires me @openskystories on Instagram, to write a list of 20 things that emerge. I wrote the list without overthinking (that much). I instantly felt so aligned while I understood my next steps.

In this exercise, I forced myself to look around, then suddenly my senses took over and flowed onto the page – the very last page of my Volume 5: Book of Inspiration – Reinstated.

Senses Coming Through

My senses came through in waves until it flowed intuitively within these 20 things:

Wednesday: Free from teaching homeschool for April Break – and no work tonight!

Sunshine: In the middle of a gloomy week – break from overcast yesterday.

Breeze: Spring breeze coming in from the open screen door by my desk.

Spring: It’s warm, it’s cold, it’s stinky, it’s refreshing.

Grass: Green right now.

Tingling in my hand: From writing, squeezing so hard.

Gazebo: It’s a story of how we got 2 for the price of 1.

Backyard: Our oasis that hubby envisioned.

Outside: Reset.

Feeling free but not quite: So many things to do. Don’t want to do it but I keep thinking about it.

Birds singing: Sounds of Spring. Reminds me of 4am chirping when I cue for my sons to stop gaming and go to bed! Hard truth we are night owls.

My workspace: Love it. Sensible, do-able, perfect.

My writing: Passion but also demise.

My work: Start Volume 6: Confessions of Dr Jekyll Mommy Hide: Professional at work, Freak at night.

Organized: It is but doesn’t look like it.

Unorganized: It looks that way but my space is organized. I feel like this until I write. Organized chaos.

Messy: The dirt around it.

Clean: Is what I should do.

Whatever: It’ll get done at some point!

Be: Go with the flow.

Reset

This 10-minute exercise helped to reset my mind and mode. It’s OK to be light and airy and not stuck waiting for the perfect deep transcending topic – which actually did show itself in the end. Follow your senses, trust your instincts.

Try it, I guarantee it will get you to your next page! What came up for you?

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