Dr. Maisel’s solution is to begin a process of understanding mental energy. We need it to function in every way. We can exude energy lounging on the couch eating cookies or we can be running a marathon; they both produce the same amount of energy. The key is to understand that negative energy is just as productive as positive energy, but in the opposite direction.
I have never looked at my own habit as negative, rather, I have chosen to accept it as a fleeting thought. The solution lies in changing my thought patterns and telling myself I want to create. I need to find the key to falling in love with my creativity again. I need to have a passionate love affair with my art if I want to move forward. It’s going to take some work especially as a new mom. I’m having a tough time juggling work, family, and time for me. I know there is a healthy balance somewhere. I just have to find it.
My father told me when I went through my divorce, not to rush things when you’re in a state of transition. When going through something painful like divorce, he said it’s best not to make any big decisions because you aren’t really in a proper frame of mind to make WISE decisions. Life eventually will begin to fall into place again and it will just happen.
I’m hoping it will “just happen” for me with creativity and mommyhood. It has to right?