Week 1: Heroes of Our Past
Good, Malukah. I successfully completed the first week of The Artist’s Way and can confirm, it’s awesome so far.
The amount of thoughts I have in my head in the morning is unbelievable. It’s no wonder I struggle to focus during the day.
Between things I have to do for the house, life, work, projects, worries, family, friends, insecurities… My mind scrambles like a busy hostess making sure all her party guests are entertained.
Taking a moment to acknowledge these thoughts and write them down instructs them to calm down and wait to be addressed. It’s like hitting the snooze button on a hundred little alerts swirling in the back of my mind.
I might be starting to feel a difference. Will continuing this exercise help me improve my focus longterm?
I hope so!
I loved one of the assignments this week which involved breaking down your life in 5-year blocks and listing your biggest heroes or influences for each.
I thought it’d be quick and easy… I actually kept going back day after day adding more people that I suddenly remembered.
It’s been awesome to think back and see how this list on paper maps the path my life has taken. These people helped shape me. And there are more. I’ll keep adding.
Please, please, if you have a moment, do this exercise. It’s a mental workout! And if you do, let me know how it went.
Did you struggle to remember? Was it easy? How long did it take you?
Here’s my list so far.
Thanks for reading!
PS: Next week, I plan to repeat this exercise, but listing musicians that influenced me.