I plant the seeds: week two

the artist\'s way creative cluster

This is Week Two: Recovering A Sense of Identity. We will start forming, defining, and learning to support our self-identity, from Monday June 16th to Sunday June 23rd 2008.

* daily morning pages [non-negotiable]
* artist’s date [non-negotiable]

* Read the Basic Principles every day, and check in with yourself for attitude shifts.

* Identify where your time goes, and how much time you give to five major activities of this week.
* Define: which of these activities were wants, and which were shoulds? How much time is spent helping others and ignoring your desires? Have your blocked friends triggered doubts?
* Create a safety map to protect your autonomy [as described in the tasks section]

* list 20 things you enjoy doing. Give each one the date that you last did it. [how long has it been?]
* Write down two of these activities that can be this week’s goals. Look for windows of time where you can fit them in.

* Revisit last week’s affirmations, noting which ones cause the most reaction. Write 3 chosen affirmations five times each day in your morning pages, being sure to include the affirmations you made yourself from your blurts.

* Return to your list of imaginary lives, and add five more. How can you add pieces of these lives to the one you’re living now?

* Make a Life Pie: divide it into Spirituality, Exercise, Play, Work, Friends, Romance/Adventure. Place a dot in each slice at the degree where you are fulfilled in that area. [outer = greater, inner = less] Connect the dots to see where you’re lopsided.

* Ten Tiny Changes: list 10 changes that you’d like to make for yourself, from significant to small.
* select one small item, make it a goal for this week.
* do that item!

In case you forget the link, cluster-folk, here it is: http://blogcarnival.com/bc/submit_4389.html

I write, as openly as possible, about my experiences with life, love, creativity, depression and not-depression. I share opinions. I promote compassion and change. I talk about music. I also write poetry and short stories. I like to share them here.

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