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

Are You Doing It?

Are you continuing to learn the very thing: the subject, the form, the technique, the data, the procedures, the healthiest rhythm of life, faith and creative habits - for your end goal? There are four

Mission Not Mobs

Our values (core belief that guide our live & pursuits) are the stepping stones that support us on our mission. Our mission, built on our values, is the specific adventure we embark on as we fulfill o

How's Your New Year's Res?

It's May. The year is 1/3 through its chronological movement in time and space. So, the logical question is, "How's your New Year's Resolution holding up?" Is it alive and well? Are you daily working