On Being “In The Zone”

Monday we had our monthly Playdate in the Creative Dream Circle, this month we playdated with Daring… kind of as the next step in working with Courage, which was the theme for May.

I was expecting daring to dare me to do better work or something like that.? (Which, in hindsight, was obviously my inner critic speaking)

Daring actually dared me to have more FUN and more specifically: to be more creatively alive.

I felt a HUGE energy shift during the playdate and have been enjoying it ever since.?

  • I got a cute new haircut (not pictured).
  • I went out to buy some cute new summer dresses but then got inspired instead to make some cute summer dresses so bought some adorable fabrics instead and now I’m kind of jumping up and down inside about being excited about sewing.
  • I started drawing like a crazy person.? Draw! Draw! Draw! Draw! Draw! I am obsessed.
  • I have Way More Energy and Inspiration is flowing like crazy. Crazy!

Oh yes, I am in the zone.

Which is exactly what I designed the Playdates to do: get us into the zone.

But still, I’m always kind of tickled that it works.

And it’s kind of funny in that because I am so super-in-the-zone I am actually doing better work. (So both me and my inner critic get to win 😉

I’m stunned both by the quality and quantity of stuff I just got done this morning, and how much juice I’ve still got in me to do more great stuff this afternoon.

So this is what I want to say about being in the zone:

It’s a really good place to be.

If you can choose to be in the zone or not be in the zone – definitely choose to be in the zone.

Oh – and you can always choose.

  • You know which practices and processes get you into the zone.
  • You know which habits and patterns take you out of it.

I say this to remind me that being in the zone is amazing!

AND Being in the zone has NO down side.

So why would I ever not be in the zone?

Are those habits and patterns that keep you out of the zone really so precious that you can’t do without them?

Going to write that down on a card and leave it by my bed so I see it every morning when I wake up.

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