To receive email from Jill Badonsky, add to your safe sender list.
View as Web Page Subscribe Unsubscribe
The Muse is IN
dog surrounded parts of a wish ^

If you're like me, your focus is frequently hijacked by 21st century tools, toys, and tv . Or maybe pistachio nuts, purring kitties and various and sundry methods of procrastination.
I wasn't that alarmed, just annoyed at what I wasn't getting done, until I heard an interview with author, Cal Newport that revealed what flitting all around is doing to my creativity even when I'm NOT distracted.  I will share this in the Zoom workshop STAY! on Thursday (this week only, complimentary).
If you have trouble choosing WHICH idea to focus on, I will explain the form below in the workshop and all who sign-up get a PDF copy.
I whipped out my arsenal of focus tools including the ones that rewire our thinking, invented a few new ones that confuse my bad habits into cooperating with the good ones, and noticed how getting my creative concentration back also eliminated the crankiness that had me captive in a Pigpen cloud of disillusionment. Creativity is my oxygen, distractions were cutting me off my life force. I hate that. 
A Zoom Creativity Workshop about Staying Focused

I run an uber-affordable group called The Underground Highway to Creative Results.
One of the purposes of the group is to develop habits that keep us focused through the clever but gentle allocation of prompts, reminders, self-love check-ins, and a secret Underground Facebook group where we surreptitiously sneak away from distractions and have a tryst with our creativity . This clandestine operation is designed to prevent overwhelm, immobilizaiton, and crankiness.
One of the additional perks of this low-cost group is a monthly ZOOM workshop that is valued at $45 and employs tools, guided daydreams, and oddball right-brain techniques that effortlessly steer us  to the superglue focus necessary for creative joy focus. The monthly cost of the Underground is $17... so you can see the bargain.

I'm opening up the workshop to non-members only this Thursday at two times: 10 am pacific/1 pm eastern, or 4pm pacific/7pm eastern so you can experience some tools that may help your focus.
The high pressured techniques that beat us on the head to try and get us to focus are oppressive and soul-crushing and really don't work that well because they are oppressive and soul-crushing. Sneaky ones that perk up curiosity and exploration in an irresistible way that unlock your creativity with play seem to work well... my specialty. We will focus on a guided daydream that lights up all your subconscious focus energy systems then we will dive into a creativity. What's missing in your approach to focus? Wanna know know how it can be easier?

Sign-up for one, If you can't make it I'll send you a little synopsis podcast, you can download on MP3. 
I want to give you a technique now so you can start right now. Here it is:
Simply ask yourself the question (without needing an immediate answer):
What would it feel like to stay focused on my creative call?
BTW:  Do not underestimate the power of enlisting your subconscious with a question. 
 The best of everything,

 Focus on your creativity, your love of laughter, and the delight of delicious food. 
If you're like me, you miss when others were in charge of your happiness, like when you were a kid and the adults took care of creating a bunch of fun stuff for you, and served YOU food. It's your turn again... And it's my pleasure to be the adult to create art, writing, yoga, and improv games to feed your creative soul. Two spots left.
July 16-20, 2019 at Mabel Dodge Luhan House.
  Happy Summer Solstice on June 21
Image result for summer moon drawings
“I run like I have cirrus clouds for legs and rainbow knees.
What is life, if not a marathon of love?

― Jarod Kintz, again

Jill BadonskyJill Badonsky, M.Ed
. is creator/trainer of the Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching training which began in 2004.  She has a background in psychiatric Occupational Therapy, Educational Media and Instructional Design, Marketing and leading workshops, classes and retreats all over the country.

She is also a certified yoga teacher with 25 years experience in corporate, penal and retreat settings.
Jill is the author/illustrator of The Nine Modern Day Muses (and a Bodyguard): 10 Guides to Creative Inspiration,  The Awe-manac: A Daily Dose of Wonder, and The Muse is IN: An Owner's Manual to Your Creativity. Find her on Amazon. Instagram  She lives in San Diego with two cats and a bougainvillea.

Please enable images

The Muse is IN  •  Kensington  •  San Diego, CA 92116

Subscribe  •  Preferences  •  Send to a Friend  •  Unsubscribe  •  Report Spam
Powered by MyNewsletterBuilder
Please enable images
Please enable images
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More Share Options