Today, pull out that to-do list, or bucket list if you have one.
It is okay if you don’t.
Just take a moment to take stock of all the things you’ve been meaning to do, but haven’t gotten around to.
Wipe off the cobwebs.
It is time to do that “something” you have been postponing, or maybe procrastinating on for a while now.
It could be anything.
- Learning a new language/to knit/draw/paint
- Learning a new musical instrument
- Taking that ecourse
- Waiting for that ever-busy schedule to clear up.
- You have been putting off that tough conversation with a friend/neighbor/colleague at work—and have been avoiding them.
- Maybe you have been meaning to call that old friend who called you—whose call you intend to return…but haven’t gotten around to.
- Maybe you’ve been planning to clean out your fridge/bookshelf/closet/garage
- Maybe you have been dreaming of writing that book/that post.
Whatever it is, now is the time to reflect.
Ask yourself what’s keeping you from doing it.
Ask yourself why you’ve been putting it off…for so long.
Don’t feel bad about the answers.
Just pick one or three, and do it.
Enjoy the empowering feeling of accomplishment that follows with each thing you complete.
Feel the bliss.
Life is too short to put off the good stuff.
As Carl Jung aptly puts it…
You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do
As for me, I am going to:
- Clear out and clean the kitchen counter
- Connect with my classmate who sent me a message last week—I feel so guilty that we haven’t gotten around to chat. I am never too busy for my friends.
- Call my uncle—haven’t spoken to him in a while. In a family, there’s no place or space for ego.
What will you accomplish today?
I’d love to hear in the comments.
Have a wonderful day! ♥
I need to call my father. He’s great to talk to, I’ve just been selfish with writing time and make the excuse that I have nothing interesting to say. Silly, I know. Maybe I’ll call him right this minute! Thanks for the friendly push. Namaste, my dear.
I like the synchronicity of reading this, because I just yesterday cleaned off my favorite backyard table that I love to sit at and create from. It was covered in soot, ash and debris from the huge local fire we just experienced, and the thought of cleaning it off felt overwhelming (which was likely energetic more than physical). But, passing by it as I left and returned home each day (sometimes multiple times in the day) also felt energetically heavy, so it needed to be done.
I took my time. Removed a layer then did something else and went back and removed another layer, until it was clean. Then, I sat at it with my breakfast and my journal. And then, surprisingly, my creative expression began to flow, and I wrote an article about it (inside, though, because the air quality still isn’t the best to be outside in!).
I think the energetic lightness from doing something you’ve put off is so worth the action steps of doing it!!
I had a goal of writing around 1000 articles for my site in 2017. It failed drastically, and I have not even achieved 10 percent of the goal. No doubt, it was all because of my laziness and procrastination, but I also believe that it was also because of unrealistic goal setting. You can’t compete with Usain Bolt in running if you have just started walking.Second, Instead of going for 1000 posts a year, it will be much better to go for 3 posts a day, or better yet, one post in the morning, one at night, and one during the day.
In 2018, I will focus more on daily goals and weekly goals. It will not only be more realistic but will also help in getting a clear image of the year ( when it will end) as I will join the pieces of the puzzle together.