Time flies when you are having fun. Yes this is a pretty general consensus, but it also flies when you are not paying attention to it. I really can't believe my last post was in April, five months have passed and I wouldn't even be able to fill a short paragraph of what happened. July basically didn't exist and the rest of the months surrounding it feel like a distant memory. I am not going focus on all of the plans I had and broke, what I want to work on is figuring out how to actually implement plans, tasks and to do's. And to start this..I write. Which was and is still a VERY large ghost in my life. THIS BLOG IS CALLED WE CHOOSE TODAY, and I literally forgot about today. Let's get started.
Searching for some inspiration I have have combed the internet, watched feel good flicks and read some 'lets do this' books. BUT my moment came out of nowhere watching my niece and nephew collect walnuts in our yard. They were thrilled that we had so many of these slimy green balls and were harvesting them for who knows what. The point is, they were focused. I decided then and there I wanted to feel how they looked. A few days later I am writing, which is literally something I had tossed aside more times than fingers on my hands, and walnuts collected by my fixated human squirrels.
To figure out how I wanted to proceed so that;
a. I wasn't setting myself up for failure (as I have been feeling about my #40Before40 post), and b still enjoying the process, and living each and every day focused on purpose, kindness and gratitude.
I decided that I was really going to KEEP IT SIMPLE. I would pick 1 thing and do it once, and if that once turned into multiples then GREAT; but for now I am going to focus on the number 1. For example. I am now writing 1 post, I definitely want to do more but for now I am going to be very happy with my fingers on the keyboard, my thoughts appearing on the screen and when I hit POST I am expecting a feeling of accomplishment and a sigh of relief that I actually did it. I made it to 1 yoga class today (trying to get in shape and lose some lbs), I filled up 1 bag of clothes for charity to work on my past futile attempts at minimizing and de-cluttering my life as I have not been able to call upon my inner Marie Kondo and do a full sweep. Hopefully when I put my head down on my pillow tonight I will feel good about what I got done. And be excited for tomorrow, and not feel burdened by my lists, but an ease that it is okay if I accomplish just 1 thing.
I don't want days and months to disappear again, I want to feel like every single day I found a treasure, every single day passed was a gift and that I was able to collect all the metaphorical walnuts that I could carry.
I would love to hear your ideas and tips on how you stay focused and accomplish your goals and to do's.