Monday, September 01, 2008

micromovements

delighted to be home after studying with the lovely dharma mittra all weekend. the drive home only took 8 hours which isn't horrible considering holiday travel traffic! crazy thing is that we'll have a similar drive on friday and sunday as we're heading to beau's hometown of rochester for a family corn roast! i love the drives because i'm able to write (got 2 deadlines out of the way), read (finished the updated edition of the fashion designer's survival guide and read a lot of tori amos' memoir), and look out the window at the beautiful landscape while beau drives. he enjoys driving, i enjoy riding. win-win!

when i got home, unpacked, and looked around at the dining room table covered with books, receipts, sparkly gel pens, and articles torn from magazines, i got concerned. i'm tired, need to get ready for the week, but want get organized NOW. then i recalled SARK's message that i was reminded of this weekend - make micromovements.

i don't have to organize my kitchen table, armoire, bathroom shelves, or desk in my boudoir all in one night. it's about small steps and conquering one area at a time. i know this but sometimes i just need a reminder and thought it may resonate with you, too! in her book make your creative dreams real SARK provides a few examples. say you want to write a novel - yes, this feels overwhelming. start by going to a bookstore and browsing books about writing! she describes micromovements as a very tiny action that anyone can take toward some part of her create dream and is 5 seconds to 5 minutes in length. what micromovements can you take this week?

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5 comments:

Beautiful Witch said...

I love the idea behind micromovements and the word has snuck into my every day vocabulary. If we break a huge thing down into tiny little micromovements it seems much more achievable. I can't wait to get Sark's latest book, Juicy Pens, Thirsty Paper. Whoo hoo! Maree :)

msdeem9 said...

I sooo needed to hear that! Looked around my apartment this morning and didn't know whether I should get matches and oil or just give up...micromovements! God/Goddess bless Sark

Carolyn said...

Welcome back!! I also am about to travel home tomorrow from London and started thinking about all the cleaning/organizing/unpacking i have to do (only to pack again for DC!). Thanks for reminding me of SARK's micromovements. They are so do-able, which is part of what makes SARK so inspirational. Merci beaucoup and can't wait to see you!!!

Diana said...

Thanks for this Kimberly!
Such a great idea - I need to add Sark to my ever-growing library. Off to pack for a 5-day trip and decide what books, journals and projects I want to take with me.
Thanks for the series podcasts on goal setting.
Oh, and love the leadership info that you posted - that is really great stuff to remember.

nina said...

Thanks for a great reminder! I am always that person who stays up until 2 a.m. on some kind of cleaning frenzy!