I think there are all kinds of approaches to performances as well. I’m an improviser at heart. I love to improvise. However, I sometimes choose to memorize a piece completely. As a musician this is really important. It’s harder to be free to express yourself if you don’t know a piece inside and out.
Great article. I love the Goldilocks metaphor. I wonder, though, if we need a reason to do something scary? Some people like the adrenaline rush, for sure. But I’m thinking that we need a high enough motivation or desire, either external or internal that brings a reason to do the new thing.
This is an excellent article, and I’m thrilled to learn the particulars of some of this research. As a coach helping people to get over their fear of speaking on camera, on stage, networking, we look at the impacting experiences from the past and clear the lingering imprints away. I’ve suggested writing from time to time, and people have been pleased…
Really, really good advice, outside the box and funny. I’ve been watching more comedy but hadn’t thought of putting it into my routine. Definitely have to work on more jokes to include. Thanks for a great article. I’ll share it with my peeps.
Wow, that’s quite a story about your brother. I’m so glad he got the care he needed. What is your opinion about single payer insurance? And what about catastrophic insurance? I would love to have catastrophic insurance and used to have it before it was outlawed.
My baby used to wake many, many, many times a night. It was find when she was nursing, but when she didn’t want that, it meant pacing the room til she fell asleep. I used to feel mighty sorry for myself. One night, though, I had a mindset shift. I thought, how wonderful and magical this is to have my child in arms, in this beautiful quiet night. One…
What a great article. I’ve dealt with sleep issues for years. This adds some helpful tweaks to my routine. And I’ll try the switch to fiction. Not too interesting, though, or I won’t be able to put it down! Thank you. One practice I do when I wake up, I got from Brene Brown. I say, thank you for the wonderful night of sleep.
Wow! This article has made me so excited to use this “medium”!! I’ve been otherwise occupied trying to get more visibility for my writing and now think I may have been barking up the wrong tree. I’m going to really focus my efforts here now and follow each of your recommendations. I’ll come back in a few months and let you know how it went. Much appreciation to you for outlining all of these steps. Thanks, Ali!