What to write? It doesn’t happen as often any more, but tonight is one of those nights!
More often than not, I find myself with too much to say and the need to edit it down so the average person isn’t ready to close my blog after the first few lines. But tonight, I’m back to those wicked ways when nothing comes to mind. As I have missed my daily meditation the last two days as a result of my failure to seek my bed until far too soon before sun up, I’m going to attribute my lack of topic to a combination of sleep deprivation and missed down time.
The truth is, there is just too much going on in my mind right now to settle on a single or even a small number of topics. Monkey mind is in full swing.
I guess I’ve gotten so used to taking my hour or so to meditate every day that I hadn’t realized how much it settles me. this inadvertent science experiment I’ve perpetrated has proven that a little bit of down time with the brain quieted but not asleep is really necessary to maintain focus. It seems that my current work situation makes it even harder for me to manage to get certain tasks done on a regular basis.
I’ve learned that certain activities are extremely beneficial to focus. One is the aforementioned meditation, but exercise is also extremely helpful in dragging the mind back from the monkey bars or other recreational apparatus where it likes to go instead of focusing on work and study. The trick is to get it all in! My list of things which need to be done this week is growing exponentially, and I am running short of time. I need to get certain things out of the way by Friday, yet I want to get my workouts in too, so I find myself mentally juggling what I will and will not be able to manage.
It’s like a mental game of “Let’s Make a Deal”
“OK, I’m going to keep box number one, but trade door number 2 in for what’s behind that curtain. I need at least one more workout this week but have three things I need to get done tomorrow and an early night of dancing, so let’s shift the workout to Friday, do tasks A and B on Thursday, leaving the workout plus tasks C and D for Friday when dancing doesn’t begin until later. Wait a minute! Friday is going to require more time to dress because it’s Halloween! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!”
So tonight, you get a very short post because I’m going to get some sleep and be up early. Maybe then I’ll get a handle on this expanding universe of a To Do List.
Yes, everyone gets overwhelmed at one point or another. Like anything else, it isn’t the amount on your plate, it’s how you manage it and keep it from making you go nuts that matters. What’s your plan when the world gets too demanding?
My gratitudes tonight are:
1. I am grateful that I’m going to bed at a reasonable hour tonight.
2. I am grateful that I talked myself into going to the gym today.
3. I am grateful for the aches in my body that tell me I’m making progress.
4. I am grateful for my friend Stacy who joined my gym today and whose shining example of dedication to a workout plan is inspiring and nothing short of amazing.
5. I am grateful for abundance: Health, friendship, energy, motivation, inspiration, organization, love, joy, health and prosperity.
And now for some shameless self-promotion:
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