- It’s important to look at the big picture. I think it is so easy to focus on the small details of a thing and get discouraged or weighted down. I have tons of ideas/plans/goals, but I give up sometimes because the details and the steps to get there seem too big or hard or tedious. In that pile of details I totally lose the big picture, the end game. What is the saying, “you can’t see the forest for the trees” is more true than I realize at times. Making a list helps me, if I can look at all the steps in black and white and not just a messy pile that buries the goal. Capturing them and forcing them into an order allows me to see the end/progress.
- It feels so good to get things done. I’ve been putting off looking into have a dental procedure done, because I thought it would be expensive and I was just nervous about going and seeing what the options were. I don’t really know why I’ve been putting it off. Sometimes I build things up in my mind and make them a bigger deal than they actually are. It feels so good to take action and get the problem/action/whatever out of you head and taken care of. I’m trying to be a person that just does instead of worrying about things and delaying action.
- It’s ok to give yourself a lazy, do nothing day. P and I admittedly, live a very comfortable life, with little responsibility outside of work. Our days are our own, to spend them how we like. We still have to clean, cook, take care of the animals, etc, etc, those little activities that keep things around the house/life running. Sometimes I just want a day where it is ok to do nothing…to not get up early to take advantage of the day, to not be ready for lunch or dinner by x time, to not feel like the house needs to be cleaned before lunch or other activities, not compelled to get up early to go to the farmers market or make a shopping list, to not start dinner by a certain time. This past week seemed to just drag, hours seemed like days and it has just left me feeling worn and frayed, so I declared Saturday a do nothing day. I can stay in bed as long as I like, shower/not shower, have take-out, take a nap, read, work on the blog/design/classes or not. Sometimes you just need to be able to declare a day where there are no expectations. Do you ever declare a day to do nothing?
I realize that my last two lessons seem contradicting, but hey that’s life… it’s weird, it’s this and that, it’s yin and yang, it’s black and white or a million shades of grey, and it can be action and inaction all in the same space. So, what did you learn this week?