Recognising our achievements…Posted by Sand on Feb 17, 2013 in Affirmations, Art therapy, depression, Research | 6 comments
I decided Saturday morning that I would try and STOP wrestling with this site for the weekend. I feel like I’m spending hours tinkering away behind the scenes and getting nowhere fast. It’s not even approaching how I want it to be yet and right now getting it to that point feels almost unreachable.
So I decided to try and catch up on some reading.
(this one, badge to the left, which is fab. Stephanie has heaps of teaching and learning experience, is a natural teacher and has shared heaps of useful info so far. If you see a course being delivered by her – go for it.)
As I’ve been reading ecourse stuff and surfing around related blogs etc I’ve kept ending up at references to Brené Brown. Then yesterday one of my best friends received a wonderful compliment via twitter linking her artwork to this TED talk by Brené. Please watch it – if you’re anything like me it’ll be like a light bulb going on. If the video doesn’t embed, click here to watch it.
Some weeks ago I made and wrote this. Then today, before I watched the TED talk I listened to all of this week’s micro podcasts from Michael Nobbs (I can’t share them here because you have to be a member of sustainably creative to receive them. If you’re interested I urge you to join sooner rather than later because I think his prices are about to jump up.)
Listening to them all in one batch filled my mushy Fibro brain with lots of thoughts and I made this podcast as a way to share those thoughts with other members because my hands aren’t up to typing that much.
Here’s my SandCast (a friend’s name for them) Click to listenAgain, I’ve not uploaded an audio file to this blog before so…I hope it plays.
Then I watched Brené.
Fascinating how things in life occasionally dovetail isn’t it?
That first slide from the video resonated in a way I’m sure she didn’t intend.
You don’t have to have something measurable to demonstrate what you did with your time/tiny step.
- If you did your best today, then that’s good enough. You are enough…
So my aim from now on is;
- to end my day reflecting on and listing what I’ve achieved that day – both physically and mentally.
- to print and frame my ’I am enough’ image and look at it and believe it every day.
- to monitor my self talk for negative habits and try to change them into positive feelings and goals.
The Zen Habits post I mention in the podcast is here (and his name is Leo Babauta.)
Milo McLaughlin’s site is here.
Brené Brown’s site is here.
Michael Nobbs can be found here.
And Stephanie Levy is here.
I do hope that some of this is as helpful to you as it feels like it is to me, and also that your (our) learning pathway can be a smooth one…