Tuesday 3 January 2023

You did what???....don't get too excited

I wanted to tell you about this at 9am this morning (it's now 4.15pm) but I have spent the whole day being productive. I really haven't stopped ALL DAY! 

I am now going to bore you with the ins and outs of my morning and how I managed to get a bit of motivation. Whether you want to hear about it or not!

So, this morning I woke up at about 7am. I got up, made a coffee and went back to bed to waste a bit of time on soshul meeja. At about 7.30 I suddenly had the urge to get up and go for a walk. Something like this vary rarely happens in the morning so I didn't think, I just got up, got dressed, put my headphones in my ears and chose a podcast to accompany my walk. 

It wasn't a sunny morning but it wasn't raining and wasn't too cold so conditions were definitely acceptable. I only walked for half an hour but I did it. I can't guarantee it will happen again but I hope it does as I ended up getting so many little bits and pieces done upon my return. I still have a to-do list as long as your arm but I did a couple of things I've been putting off so that felt like a HUGE weight had been lifted.

The podcast I listened to wasn't technically a podcast, it was more of an audio masterclass or a webinar without pictures. It was led by Elizabeth Gilbert, who wrote Eat, Pray, Love, and was called "Creative Living Beyond Fear". Not a title I would normally be excited by but I was in such a rush to get out on my walk that I picked it quickly. I'm glad I listened, though, as she really had some pearls of wisdom. I won't give away all her secrets as I listened to it on the Calm app and it's summat you have to pay for. However, I will tell you one thing she said.

I am constantly moaning about how little spare time I have. I really want to write and record an online course but I keep finding anything else to do rather than work on it. In a nutshell one thing somebody said to Elizabeth in her 20s was that in order to make time for her passion (writing, in her case) she would not only have to say no to the things she didn't really want to do but also say no to the things she did. 

I don't DO a lot of stuff other than work but there is nothing I like more than plonking myself down on the sofa and watching TV until my eyes go square so perhaps I need to be tougher on myself and not allow myself to watch as much TV and I DEFINITELY need to get off my phone as it is permanently fixed to my hand right now. 

So that's as near to a New Years Resolution I will get this year but I am going to attempt to halve the time I spend looking at screens and I'm also going to try and go for a walk early in the morning whenever the urge comes upon me again!

1 comment:

  1. I will definitely need to take a leaf out of your book!!