yes, i’ve recently adopted a do one thing at a time policy for life. while i’m still learning to 1. slow down and 2. focus, i can already see the benefits. i’m calmer and clearer and it feels pretty good. i diverted from that plan a little, however, when, on impulse, i grabbed a piece of note paper and a pen and jotted down three priorities for the time being. the way i look at it, one thing at a time is the way i (want to) operate while tending to my three distinct goals. (i’m not sure about what happens inside your head, but it sells in mine. :P) i didn’t take time to think about them, i didn’t agonize over goal setting. just like magic, they appeared to me out of thin air. (in the middle of an all day online training session – the most inspiring stuff comes at the oddest times, doesn’t it?!?)
- be nice. okay, i’m no cruella deville and this isn’t about being polite. my idea is to choose one person every day and do something nice for them: write a note, give a gift, do a favour. not so much strangers, but the people who make my world go around. birthdays aren’t the only time to show my love (and, let’s face it, even when a birthday rolls around, my recent track record isn’t showing such great stats.)
- yoga. inside my lurking an avid yogini. she’s just hiding behind a post somewhere. for the love of all that is focus, calm and flexibility, i need to dial her in again.
- simplify. the belief that one can’t be clear with clutter all around is pretty straight-forward. while some people are born with that knowledge, i’m just getting around to getting it now. when i refer to clutter, i mean it in every sense, namely: physical clutter (at home) and emotional clutter (in relationships.) i have a lot of junk kicking around. i need to alleviate that and for at least the next few weeks, i’m making the effort in the hopes of progress and making simplicity a learned habit. i even found a great post that combines the wrath on clutter with a dash of priority number two. “the more stuff we acquire on a physical basis, the more space it takes up in our mind.” word.