One word – February

What if we thought of rest as a peaceful, artful, productive pass time? This is an idea gleaned from a very intuitive young woman I follow on Instagram. I especially live that she defines productive as something that adds to your life, not just checking things off the list.

So I am beginning to seek out some new tools to help me shift focus and perspective.

On this podcast, I learned about the Calm app. I’ve been using it for a few days now and I can see that it would be a good resource for the peaceful aspect.

I have also been thinking about a Digital Declutter from this book. What struck me about this idea is not just turning off social media and digital distractions but really thinking about what you will do with that time. For me, it will be artful and productive activities like knitting and reading and studying. I am feeling there is much to learn.

Now it’s your turn.

How is your word showing up?

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13 thoughts on “One word – February

  1. I very much like that way to think about being productive. I’ve always thought about it as getting things done – work, household chores, etc. They are necessary but don’t necessarily add to my life. My word has shown up in a big way by making itself known through a post from Kym. I am also feeling there is much to learn.

  2. I am with Bonny on how I think of being productive – but I love this suggestion! It really makes me stop and think!! February might be a short month, but I’ve done some deep digging into my word!

  3. I love the way you are incorporating rest and what it means into your daily life. I completely dropped the ball on updating my word journey today but I will do it next week instead.

  4. I like to think of productivity as doing something worthwhile with my time. Sometimes that’s the mundane tasks of daily life, but I also like to think of it as being an hour spent reading a good book or catching up with a friend.

  5. Ditto to you and all of the above; those are great links you connected us to, also. I really like Cal Newport ‘s writing and thought process. Have you read his Deep Work? I think you might find it a good contribution to your novel approach to “rest.”
    Rest up!

  6. One of the many things I appreciate about winter, is that it is a time of rest. All plant life (and some animals) needs a rest, a fallow time to conserve energy and rejuvenate. For me, part of creative pursuits are about having some fallow thinking time. I completely forgot about the one little word post today. Productive can mean many things as you have noted. I’ll write about my February experience tomorrow.

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