How A Ten Bucks Puzzle Book Helped Enrich My Soul By Being Consciously Self-Aware-Part-2
On Day 1 I explained my “Writer’s Block” using the analogy of a sprouting seed. Being able to write the contents for Day 2 in itself means that I care for the sprout 🌱 that showed up.
Writing and getting the article published was not an urgent item, but it sure does act as a healthy Dopamine Dose activity. After doing some soul search and observing myself, here is what I realized about the reasons why my writers block showed up:
- It was easy for me to type my Draft article in my phone Notepad App. Unlike the Medium website, Medium phone App doesn’t have features to submit my article to Publications. Also posting image in the article was easier to do from my Phone App.
2. I had to log into my account using the computer into my “Medium” Publisher’s account to tweak the draft, select the Publication, add tags and submit. To me that was a huge switching cost physically and emotionally and dampened my spirit to write.
What is the solution?
Logically I know and can just create a few Draft articles in my phone App. Then log into my Laptop and submit to the Publications. Upon checking with the Customer Support I was informed that submitting to Publications feature is not available on the phone app currently. I had no other alternative than to log into my Laptop to submit to Publications. I realized that logging into my computer was not a motivating task and had to figure out a way to get motivated.
How did I get motivated to switch tasks?
I visualized the outcome of my Published article and felt connected to people who read them and got value. I felt like a giver. The moment I felt like a giver and adding the character strength “Patience” to my inner Core-self, Motivation showed up like magic wand. It took a few minutes to switch between my Phone app and Laptop. I submitted my article to the Publication.
What is the message that I want to leave you with?
I would like to leave you with the following interesting and noteworthy quotes from an article “The Neuroscience of Giving” in ‘Psychology Today”.
“Neuroscience has demonstrated that giving is a powerful pathway for creating more personal joy and improving overall health.”
“While the brain is remarkably complex, the neurochemical drivers of happiness are quite easy to identify. Dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin make up the Happiness Trifecta. Any activity that increases the production of these neurochemicals will cause a boost in mood. It’s really that simple.”
Now it is your turn
Can you identify any task that demotivates you? Can you find your reason? Can you visualize what your outcome is for you and others? Can you give yourself permission to look for that magic wand to get you motivated ?
I hope this has helped y(our) “Magnificent Self” to show up. Thank you for giving your time and attention. See you on Day 3. I am setting an intention to write about one puzzle that I completed in the book “Bob Ross’s “Happy Little Sticker Puzzles”. Until then, you have a fantastic day!
I would like to give a Shout Out to Kathryn Eriksen for her article “Undo Your Learning and Live from Knowing Instead.” I really liked her description of unearthing her Purpose “To write about the intersection of spirituality and psychology, to dive deeper into meditation and mindfulness, and to teach others how to be human. To express myself in words and tell stories that touch hearts and connect as souls. To write books that carry healing messages of hope, love, and inspiration.” May all your wishes come true Kathryn Eriksen
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