“Without commitment, you cannot have depth in anything, whether it’s a relationship, a business or a hobby.”Neil Strauss
Commitment is such a strong word and yet we cannot complete anything without this.
I had a break from mosaics last term as I tried to catch up with my therapy training, however, this did not work either as I did not provide myself the time and space for this.
With the relocation, I now have a designated space for the therapy room. The space holds both sand trays and all the symbols and I am hoping that this reignites my commitment to this therapy. Just a few more adjustments to the overall space and I will be able to use the space more appropriately. Waiting for trades people to complete the necessary work and then all systems go!
I have also blocked out time in my diary each week to ensure that I have the time and space to complete my study. I have set myself tasks to finish each week in this time – at least one assessment and to do the reflections and upload the photos of the completed sand trays each week (with the help of my assistant). This means that I am ticking off the assessments and getting on top of all of the administration. It will also assist in getting my supervision notes together as I need to prepare five of this over the cycle of the course. I have one down and am currently getting ready for the second presentation to the group and supervisor. It all takes time and energy to complete, and I need to ensure that I am on top of my game. Commitment also needs focus, and this had been lacking until recently.
The training organisation I am with has introduced study groups, however, the other members are not available at this time – this means that I need to step up on my own and take charge of my own learning outcomes. Something I should have done earlier!
I also know that without making time for mosaics, this interrupts my self-care and that then places a further stress on my diary. Without sufficient self-care, I am unable to perform at my best! A double whammy for sure.
Once again, I forgot to practice what I often talk about! Nothing like a reality check to change things around.