This past week I finally downloaded the WordPress app to my phone and I’ve been writing my posts while lying on my couch.
I should have done this ages ago! Forget stand up desks, yoga balls and ergonomic keyboards; this is true creativity untethered!
Lying on a couch is the best way to write. Honestly it feels so good I’m jealous of myself.
There’s something simultaneously rebellious and luxurious about it, playful and deeply satisfying like a childhood dream where bed becomes a boat and we float on the ocean waves in the miraculous comfort of dry linen, pillows and blankets.
I can hear the cars go by on the busy road outside my door. A clean breeze is blowing through the room. My head is supported by the arm of this 100 year old sofa, as I share my thoughts with you through the glowing screen.
And who needs ten fingers to type, anyway? What can be said in two minutes that can’t be better said in ten? I’m all thumbs right now but that’s more my speed.
Whatever makes me feel better, what makes writing more satisfying and more fun, what turns work into relaxation…
I don’t think I could have done this before. I’d have thought writing should be more serious, more intentional, more focused.
But more relaxed? More happy? More easy?
This tiny miracle of technology and receptivity is just one of many I attribute to my work of learning to feel better.
The smartphone, wifi, and apps are one miracle, but more significant is even allowing myself to consider it, to think that enjoyment is worthwhile, and care enough about how I feel to reach for it.