I’ve been feeling stagnant lately. Inspiration for my next book has stalled, and I don’t believe in forcing productivity. Instead, I’m learning to listen. What sounds fun? What’s brought me joy lately?
Easy… COOKING! I seem to be most happy on days I spend time in the kitchen.
For years I thought about starting a video channel on cooking, healthy eating, improving our relationship with food, but I always had a good reason not to do it. I’m not a great cook, just okay. I lean heavily on the healthy side, so my food may not taste great to others and I’m scared to cook for friends. So why should I be the one sharing? (My neighbor did say I made the best butternut squash soup she’s ever had!)
But the more I thought about it, the more exciting it sounded! More than anything else in the last couple of months. So Saturday.. I started!
Often we think we have to have a solid reason to do something.. we have to be skilled or experienced. It should lead to self-improvement, a new business idea, financial gain. After all, our time is precious.
Ya know what – screw it! I think we ought to spend more time doing things just for the sake of JOY. Ultimately I feel we’re meant to have fun in life. But that’s often last on the priority list.
When’s the last time you read a book just for fun? Or moved your body because it felt good?
How would it feel to just stop working toward goals and progress for a moment and listen to what sounds joyful?
I don’t know if my new cooking channel will lead anywhere. Maybe it will “cure” my stagnation and re-inspire momentum on my next book. Maybe not. It doesn’t matter because that’s not the point. The point is to have fun, and that is certainly working 🙂
What have YOU been finding most joyful lately? Leave a comment below and let me know!
To joy just for the heck of it,