To pick up where I left off… but first a meme and three truths:
You can’t be a goddess of self-actualization while looking at your phone.
Somewhere along the way, much to my horror and embarrassment (and I’m still battling denial on this), I became one of those people who is constantly (or at least frequently) interacting with her phone.
Feeling bored, anxious, stressed? Got a spare moment in the car or between meetings? Check email, read a movie review on Flixster, finish an online crossword, check the New York Times headlines, look at Facebook, check the weather, check email, look at Facebook, play a few turns in Words with Friends.
All of these things can be fun, useful and interesting. But they have the potential to become mind-numbing, habit forming, and immobilizing. At least for me.
Today is Day 5 of my internet/ iPhone detox. It’s hard! But it’s going well.
You can’t be a goddess of self-actualization while multi-tasking. (Closely related to truth #1, above)
My new mantra: Do one thing. Finish it. Repeat.
This works well both at work and at home.
You can’t be a goddess of self-actualization without engaging in basic activities that help you stay healthy and happy.
Thus, as a starting point, a return to my simple daily goals.
Yoga Meditate Use Positive Discipline Journal 20 minutes of exercise Floss teeth Something creative Write
And so, I begin to lay the foundation for my year-before-turning-50 goals. Which will be revealed. Soon. On this very blog. : )
If you are working on goals — short-term or long-term, tangible or abstract — what are they? How is it going? What are your strategies for preparing to achieve your goals and for achieving them?