Morning to you all.
Hope you have had a good week. I admit this week has been a challenge, that is why there has been a lack of posts. Chronic illness can impact you on a completely different level some days. But I’m nearly back to my usual self.
So, a question for you all?
How do you like to get creative? How does it feel?
Maybe you can share an example for all of us, there is no embarrassment or judgement here.
Music and Me
Most people can recall some music from their childhood and for me music was a very strong influencer in my life. My Dad loved music and was a singer in his younger years and I have memories of sitting there listening to The Who with him, my Mum loves music too and it was a family tradition to play music on a Sunday afternoon.
My first formal training in music was in my early teens where I learned the flute initially at Secondary School, this then changed to me learning the alto saxophone later on – which I succeeded with and became an accomplished musician gaining my qualifications and winning awards. You will see in my novels that I have had an on and off relationship with music but it has always been there. I remember my Dad often say “music will bite you again in the future” and it did.
I have started playing again and it is wonderful. Performing makes me feel like a centrifuge of activity that wants to explode, learning a new song is like falling in love and the warmth that it gives you.
What are your creative hobbies and how do they make you feel?
I use music often in my coaching as it is a way of determining your mindset and allowing free flowing thoughts to come about for you to grow. I really feel I have accomplished something when someone’s music changes over the sessions.
In the near future I am running a course that will encompass this and allow you to express yourself as a creative – if you would like further information please like this post.
A Return to Being Me
We all block out things and interest due to painful connections to the past. And even as a coach I’m not immune to this – I’m still working at me.
After a coaching session this week, I was encouraged to do something I loved for 15 minutes a day, something I have being doing which has made me feel wonderful and full of energy.
One thing I love is nusic specifically performing. However, due to lack of confidence and these negative connections I gave up playing a long time ago. Until today. 💥
When I got my alto saxophone out, she shone like a bright, golden star. I felt the symbiotic relationship between us blossom again. My hands positioned instantly as muscle memory kicked in.
I took a breath and began to warm her up and played. It wasn’t perfect but I let out my siren call. I took that step out of my comfort zone and something changed inside of me.
Something beautiful is coming.😍
Close your eyes
Focusing on the future is a challenge for most of us, sometimes life overtakes us and we can feel lost and overwhelmed.
I want to offer you one of the tools I use with my clients. It can help ground you and you can report back to me.
When you have five-ten minutes look through your music and find a feelgood or passionate song that speaks to you.
Listen to it once, then have a sixty second break then play it again and focus on the lyrics.
List the feelings you are getting from it and take a few deep breaths and relax then play it again.
Hope you enjoy and let me know how you get on.
So, all of us need a break away. I’m an sucker for self care and I’ve needed it after a few weeks of crappy health.
I have fab memories of my holidays with family including throwing my Barbie Doll I’m the pool and Dad saving her.
Where is your favourite holiday spot? What sort of holidays do you like?
To all my customers. I will be away 27th Nov to 5th Dec but I’m available too book appointments in the evening, so drop me a message
How are you?
Let us end on a thoughtful context this evening.
Everyone enjoys music, it has been scientifically that it affects every nerve in our body.
My favourite song if I’m feeling down (we all feel numb and down sometimes) is from a film “The Brooke Ellison Story” about a young girl who suffers paralysis and her experiences of growth.
It’s called “Its gonna be ok” and it helped me when I was losing my sight, I related to the lyrics and I get tingles even now.
That’s why working me is great, I’ll get you to explore yourself through pieces of music and that helps me guide your journey.
So, why not find out more and book a free appointment to get your goals on track.