Start Where You Are

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. #MondayMotivation

Start where you are.

Use what you have.

Do what you can.

~Arthur Ashe


These words are what I need the most right now.

I spend so much time planning to start, buying things to help me get going and expecting so much of myself.

I’m in a bit of a creative and writing funk right now.  My imagination is on vacation without me, I don’t trust the usefulness of my (blogging) words and I’m afraid to write my thoughts/feelings on paper.  Not sure why…

Creating and writing are the core things that keep me sane and my mind & feet firmly planted.  I’ve been a little lost, wandering through the days without purpose.  Some anxiety and moody blues have returned after I thought I had banished them from my mind.

It’s so bad that this post almost didn’t happen.  But it needs to, because that’s what this quote is all about.

Time to get back on track.

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I’m starting with clearing my mind.  Becoming aware of me.  How I feel.  Where my thoughts pull me when I let them run rampant.  What calms me, what puts me over the edge.

To help me on this journey I joined Headspace.

Yes.  I made a plan.  Yes.  I made a purchase.  Don’t judge me.  I have, however, let go of the expectations.

Que sera, sera.

Back to Headspace.

Headspace, online and in app form, is a workout for your mind.  Ten minute guided meditation sessions to help you calm down, be more aware and make better sense of the space in your head.  You can start for free and do the Take 10 session one today!

My mind clearing journey has just begun.  I plan to continue it daily with hopes that my creativity and writing flourish.

I’m starting where I am.

I’m using what I have.

I will do what I can.

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  1. What an inspiring post, I love your attitude and I think that more of us should adopt the same. It’s such a good quote isn’t it? Thank you for sharing, #mg

  2. ‘Lovely post! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  3. We all experience these moments, however I think I have heard of Headspace before. Sounds a good way to settle the mind and your thoughts. #mg

  4. There’s seems to be a lot of this going around. I suffer a lot from over thinking and over planning. I was listening to Gretchen Rubin and she refers to this as needing ‘perfect information’ which just isn’t possible sometimes. Her sister Elizabeth Craft uses a method to talk her self into action when this happens, she asks herself if it’s ‘To what end? To what end will extra information help to get the job done’ I’m paraphrasing but I’m pretty sure that’s close. It was in one of their podcasts. I’m loving those girls right now.

    1. I’ll have to check them out! So much wanting to plan, not enough getting anywhere… I’ve chosen a couple things to jump start my creativity. Now to do them…

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