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April 15, 2015

There’s a reason I have time to write this blog post today (and schedule one for tomorrow). It’s because I’ve set my Gmail inbox to offline while I take care of all the existing to-do’s, without new ones piling up on top like a Tetris game gone horribly wrong. This is day 9 of Nisha Moodley‘s #FreedomAdventure challenge.

She’s been sending out a new challenge each day aimed at finding the beautiful balance between “ambition and ease”. How sweet does that sound? Her subscribers have been instagram-ing daily photos of themselves interpreting the various challenges. Some of mine are below.

Freedom Adventure instagram challenge

I unexpectedly found that these exercises, when you really do them, open your eyes to some of the ways we contribute to our own frustration.

For instance, I typically go to sleep feeling like I haven’t done enough during the day, drained of inspiration. And how could that be, when I spent all day “working”? Sound familiar? It’s all about “work smarter, not harder”… but in this case it’s work with clarity, not with wild abandon.

Once you’ve found clarity around what you want to experience in life, you won’t fall into the trap of being fruitlessly busy. You’ll be less tempted to put out fires in your inbox all day rather than doing game-changing work (and you’ll even see the value in throwing the occasional impromptu luau… or whatever). Once you find your “north star”, you can careen toward it.

Amazing, right? So obvious, but amazing.

There are 14 days total, and I’ve decided to make this post to encourage you babes to jump on the bandwagon, even though we’re a little more than half way finished. There are great videos, fun prompts, and a hashtag feed of inspiring snapshots to benefit from. You can check out my progress on Instagram, too.

Here’s to clarity, pretty photos, and doing amazing work.

P.S. I also want to say thank you to Nisha Moodley for consistently being one of the most inspiring women in my internet life! The mere act of visiting her website is like strolling into a soothing sanctuary of glittery-purple bliss.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 15, 2015 11:37 AM

    Oh, my gosh. Is that a pink laptop and is that yours ?

    • April 15, 2015 11:38 AM

      Yes! It’s my beloved pink vaio. My bff since summer 2013. ;}

      • April 15, 2015 11:47 AM

        That’s so cool. I don’t know why Best Buy or Fry’s don’t sell colorful laptops . ( That’s where we buy our electronic stuff. ) I’ve been wanting to get one, but have given up )

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