The funny thing is that the biggest strides I have made in learning the "techno" stuff (my biggest challenge) has come from spending joyous afternoons with my kids. They grew up on computers in school. They learned Paint and many of the Photoshop shortcuts are the same, so they are not having to learn every command from scratch. Don't get me wrong, today we have access to lots of tutorials on Photoshop and other software available to us on sites like Lynda.com (which is a great resource), but I want to learn a specific task that is pertinent to what I am trying to execute at that particular moment. I don't have the"time" (desire) to learn a whole program just to get to that one task. I know that you get what I am talking about here. I don't want to become a graphic designer or computer programmer, I just want to do a few things that will help my business succeed and run more efficiently. I want to be able maintain and tweak my website, blog, and Etsy store. And like all of you creating and running an online store, I want to bring traffic to my craft. This means I have to learn how to build lists, maximize my SEOs, and learn all sorts of platforms.But, I forget that two months ago, I never even knew what a platform was! Stopping to take note of all the accomplishments I have made so far and not looking at my cup as half empty will bring me back in line with my" inspiration"! Spending the day with my kid, learning and playing off each other brought me so much joy! It was actually fun and because they know some things already I was able to learn what I needed from them. Both of my kids went away feeling happy that they were able to give back to me. Being of service does that to us. Love and being of service is a win win situation!
The bottom line here is that if I want to be happy, healthy and have the inspiration to create my paintings and my business, I need to calm the heck down. I don't need to have everything perfect right now. I can take as much time as is comfortable to work on my creation and build this business. But to do this, I need to trust in the process, see learning a new platform like I see learning a new painting technique, as an opportunity to play and be in joy. So my commitment to myself is that i will not spend all day at the computer anymore. I will spend as much time as I am comfortable spending, while still being in "joy". Abundance is inherently mine, as it is yours. If I don't get everything done today, that is okay. Time is not the answer here. Inspiration, love and joy are!