This post is more of a journal entry that I’m sharing on Artist of Life. I now have the habit of writing myself this kind of ‘process post’ at regular intervals in the development of major projects. Partly these updates serve to check in with my original intention and to keep me on track.
This post is about ‘going dark’ and why it’s been an important part of my self-development process. A quick usage check in the Urban Dictionary reveals varied interpretations for this term, so let me be clear: I’m using ‘going dark’ to describe those periods of time where I withdraw from view by not posting on social media and/or reducing my real world interactions to the max.
Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.
The artist date is a wonderful exercise with a number of significant benefits. It enables you to practice making a commitment to yourself, and it demands that you create space and time for yourself. It also requires you to find a way to have more fun in your life. Each of these benefits will help you in multiple ways on the self-development path.
Find out who you are and do it on purpose.
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
It is not enough to have great qualities. We should also have the management of them.
I am including some of my favourite self-development exercises on this site, and you are welcome to experiment with them. These are resources I use in coaching, and which have also proved to be valuable for me in my personal process. The first I’d like to share is the life balance wheel, or the wheel of life as it’s also called.