Gretchen Rubin says she found twelve Commandments to live by. I certainly think I could come up with some principles that I might want to think about to live by.
Since I know branding my Instagram is important I want to add a basic workflow here:
Use the dslr and Lightroom. Or alternatively use Snapseed (first go to Details and add Structure, then go to the Tools: especially the selection tool to lighten parts of the image), then go to VSCO, add a filter. Finally go to a Color Story and add filters and Bokeh effects.
These are the thoughts I have for my Instagram feed:
1. Use the dslr or the iPhone.
2. Show yourself and lots of skin on the photos.
3. Have a great gut feeling about every picture.
4. Be you.
5. Use pastels, especially pink.
6. Use kissing and foul language.
7. Be sensual. Neon. Mouth. Soft.
8. Selfie. Demons allowed to be in the cave.
9. Don‘t fake it. Be it.
10. One a day. Let‘s dream. Hard.
11. Sober you. Addict. Manic. Neon junkie. Crazy diamond shine and shatter.
Lately I thought a lot about who I want to meet and who to spend time with. I am thinking about asking more questions and feeling closer to the people that are part of my life. The people working for me. They should feel safe and important. They should know they are in a safe atmosphere.
I talked to a friend and he said he recruits people well because he would never send anyone away once he hired someone. I think not treading on people‘s toes and not hurting anyone makes so much sense.
Another thought I had was about creating a buffer. In a certain way buffers have not been on my mind before. But now I want a buffer: for my energy, my time, my money, my health.
So what would my 12 Commandments look like?
a. Search for community. Give energy to your community. Put yourself out there.
b. Create a buffer.
c. Be a safe harbour for people working for you. Listen. Be kind. Don‘t judge. Ask.
d. Don‘t tread on anyone’s toes.
e. Be honest.
f. Stay fresh (follow a clean slate principle day by day) .
g. Accept your kids 100%.
h. Put your head in the demon‘s mouth. Meditate.
i. Your husband is number one important for your happiness. Cherish the moments with him.
j. Budget, spend wisely.
k. Be a minimalist but be you.
m. Listen to your body.
The question in the Gretchen Rubin podcast is getting to know myself better. What do I like doing? What don’t I like doing? Sometimes it is hard to understand what I like to do I will try to think of things that maybe I can’t do now while the children are small:
b. listening to podcasts
c. doing my own blogging, artwork, listening to podcasts
d. going to therapy except that it costs money
e. training with Jan except that it costs money.
f. running and being coached
g. reaching out to people.
What fascinated me so much about my mentors?
That they simply did it. They made a podcast. I would like to do the same.