Do you ever feel like there isn’t enough time in the day to make a real dent in your projects? Are there new things you’ve been dying to explore or longstanding projects that you never seem to get to?
This is, unfortunately, the reality of being a multipod in a busy, ever-demanding world: so many passions, so little time!
In addition to the ever-present time crunch, we also sometimes have to deal with our big goals and projects being SUPER TERRIFYING (read: hard to work on)—particularly if they are deeply meaningful to us.
One of the most important aspects of building a life around many passions is nailing the all-important productivity piece. We all need to figure out personal systems and schedules that allow us to balance our many passions with real-life circumstances and commitments. How do you focus on many things in a sustainable, ongoing, healthy way? That is the work of a lifetime and a topic we’ve written about at length on Puttylike.
Even the most organized among us experiences times when things get out of balance and our multipotentialite projects take up residence on the back burner. In these times, a boost of inspiration and creativity can help get you back on track. Sometimes, you just need a reminder of how deeply satisfying it is to fully step into your many passions.
What if you took 24 hours to be your biggest, boldest, multipotentialite self?
I have an idea to help jump-start your multipotentiality.
Set aside 24 hours.
During these 24 hours, give yourself permission to do whatever the heck you want. You know all those half-finished projects you have lying around? That mental list of would-love-to-dos? All those books you wish you had the time to read? It’s time to dust them off!
Here’s how it works:
1. Schedule it
Look at your calendar and set aside 24 hours sometime in the future. Pick a day on your calendar that’s as wide open as possible. Talk to your partner and family if necessary, to make appropriate arrangements so that you won’t get interrupted.
2. Make a (loose) plan
Do some brainstorming and think about what you might like to work on. What have you been itching to do? What’s been on your list forever? What new shiny projects or learning opportunities have caught your eye? Write ’em all down.
You can schedule out your 24 hours in detail if you like, but I recommend having a list of ideas and then leaving things open to see what you feel most inspired to do in the moment.
These 24 hours are largely about releasing the need to adhere to other people’s expectations. Instead, your job will be to follow your creative intuition. That said, if there are specific goals you’d like to accomplish, write those down too.
3. Do it!
Start at a specific time and end exactly 24 hours later. Make sure to take breaks and take care of your physical and emotional needs. (Yes, you may sleep!) But mostly remember to have fun.
If you happen to be an adrenaline junkie who likes the challenge of being on for 24 hours, go for it! But most of us need sleep in order to be our best selves, so feel free to take the night. Rest is super important for our creativity and well-being. It’s also a radical act in our hustle-obsessed culture.
Spending 24 hours living as your full multipotentialite self and diving into ALL-THE-THINGS is a wonderful experience, but it can be hard to do alone. This idea is very much outside of the norm and it can be easy to second-guess yourself and bow out midway through the experience (or not begin at all).
If the idea of giving yourself the gift of 24 hours to dream and create appeals to you, but you’d like to do it alongside a group of other excited multipotentialites, then you are invited to the Puttython that I’m hosting on October 15, 2022!
Join me and a bunch of other multipotentialites
On October 15, I’ll be leading a Puttython for members of the Puttyverse. This is exactly the process I described above: it’s 24 hours where you’ll get to dive into your projects and do all the things you want to do rather than the things you feel like you have to do. Writing, gardening, learning languages, composing a song…whatever you’re itching to do!
You now have permission to take one day (just one day!) to give your body, mind, or spirit exactly what it’s been shouting for.
The Puttython Schedule
October 15, 9:00 am PDT / 12:00 pm EDT / 18:00 CEST
At this Kick-Off Huddle on Zoom, we’ll all share what we plan on doing for the next 24 hours and get inspired by each other. Then we’ll head off and get to it!
October 15, 5:00 pm PDT / 8:00 pm EDT / 16 October at 02:00 CEST
How’s it going? Come share what you’ve been working on. If you’re running into any creative blocks, your community is here to help! Got questions? We’re a super resourceful group and there’s bound to be someone who can help.
October 16, 1:00 am PDT / 4:00 am EDT / 10:00 CEST
It might be the middle of the night for the North Americans, but those of you in other time zones might be up bright and early! Here’s another opportunity to talk about how your Puttython is going and get help and support.
Show ‘n’ Tell Huddle
October 16, 9:00 am PDT / 12:00 pm EDT / 18:00 CEST
We’ll end the Puttython with a classic Show ‘n’ Tell. Whoever wants to share can do so. In the past, we’ve had musical performances, been graced with garden tours, witnessed beautiful paintings and other works of art, checked out brand new websites and so much more. We’re a community of multipotentialites after all, so the projects are always very eclectic!
What other kind of socializing and support does the Puttython offer?
Throughout the 24 hours, the Puttyverse forums will be bustling with participants’ personal Puttython updates, and we’ll have a 24 hour co-working lounge available on Zoom for folks who want more accountability or socializing.
You can participate in as much or as little of the Puttython as you like. Even casual participation can be super valuable. The community is always there as a touchstone to come back to as you do your thing.
We typically run this special 24-hour Puttython event just twice a year. This time, I’m going to be leading it! Yup, that’s right. Here’s your chance to spend 24 hours with one Emilie Wapnick. 😀
More importantly, though, it’s your chance to make some really amazing multipotentialite friends from around the world. When you go through the Puttython with people, you build real connections.
How to join
All members of the Puttyverse community are invited to the upcoming Puttython. To join the Puttyverse, just sign up here before the doors close Friday morning.
I cannot wait to PUTTYTHON IT UP with you!
Doing/being/exploring ALL THE THINGS is easier with a community!
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