R.J's Posts / Connect the Dots

Search
  • R. J Dyson / Life Coach

THREE: Get Physical

No, this isn't a reprise of Olivia Newton-John's masterpiece. And to be honest, this is one that's worth some attention beyond the quarantine. You and I, we’re designed to be active and engaged in some form of physical activity. Not only do our bodies need that long-board ride after dinner, but our minds and our spirits need it, too.


"But I'm an artist, not a jock. I throw words and clay, not soccer balls!" Want to throw words with greater clarity? Want some fresh motivation for that next pot? Put down the bagel and the beret and go for a run.


It was nearly two weeks after launching into a morning workout before I noticed the shift. A clearer mind. A faster start to getting words on screen. That victorious feeling with each new productive day. Even a spiritual peace about the role of writing in my schedule and in my life.


I know, I know this sounds more and more like an infomercial, but seriously, exercise has raised the bar on my routine of sitting down with a cup of black coffee, some quiet time in the Word like Angelou or Lewis, a bit of journaling and ultimately my daily writing session. And all before the kids rise to storm our Foursquare. No doubt it's also been a grounding rhythm during this extended time at home.


Q. How are you staying active during this altered season?


Q. What do you think about diving into something simple for a start? An evening walk, short ride around the neighborhood, some early morning exercise to Olivia's super-hit.


Q. If a little exercise, walk or bike ride could guarantee a shift in your creative output in the coming months, would you take it on?


Even if you're anti-workout, maybe you're ready for a fruitful shift in your creative clarity, your creative habits. Do some research. Find out what your favorite singer-songwriters, authors and artists do to stay active and inspired... then give it a shot.

Recent Posts

See All

When you have one of those ideas that that stops everything your doing...you know what I mean, don't you? When you wanna pull the car over, ditch the meeting, stop the deeply personal conversation wit

Boiled down to its thickest meat-sauce, psychological successive approximation is a wildly technical way of saying: Set a goal. Work toward it. Review the successes and failures. Celebrate your health

Do it. Stop for some deep work. Schedule it. Do it for an hour or so every day. Drop some art. Put words on the screen. Paint on the canvas. Chords in the air. Film on the...film. Get in the flow and