Setting Realistic Goals and Summertime
I set a goal earlier this week on tackling the filthy windows in my house (yes, you read that correctly). I live by the golden rule, if the blinds are down then the dirt doesn't exist. Simple really! Day after day, I fixated on those windows and their dirt and those dusty miniblinds that are quite aged.
The thought of that massive task depressed me, especially since I'm physically limited and knew I could not do that job in a single day. Don't get me wrong, I'm doing great! My wrist is the best ever and I'm still continuing to see daily progress. So after a mild pouting session, I changed my thoughts and my expectations.
I decided to replace all the miniblinds in the house - that eliminated washing all the miniblinds in the house (they were over 10 years old....). My next stage in changing my thinking was to focus on what CAN I do!! Well, I can work for one hour a day. Seriously, I can do that.
I set off to protect my wrist by wearing my splint and buying large rubber gloves to protect the splint. I started up a podcast, you know for company and amusement and worked for one hour a day for the past few days. I can do an entire window in about 20 minutes, nerdy people like to time themselves.
I'm over half way done with my job and I feel so great about what I'm accomplishing. Switching my focus and my intentions helped me solve a perceived problem. I've learned something about myself and how I can achieve anything I set my mind to it, if I switch my focus and expectations.
Summer feels like it's in full swing and yet we have had only five days. Early in the morning, I listen to the birds sing as I write in my journal and drink my coffee. It's bliss! Journal writing is the key to happiness, at least for me. I take those jumbled thoughts and iron them out and string them out into a coherent paragraph.
I'm brewing gallons of iced tea for my husband and we're still on our eating healthy kick. I'm doing yoga every morning (and seeing some positive progress in my flexibility) and going for daily walks with Frodo. I'm embracing the summer season and all it has to offer to me.