I am beginning to realize that to begin something new, you do actually have to stand up, or at least get up off the couch. I am an expert planner and possessor of good intentions, but I am also the “Queen of Procrastination” when it comes to establishing a new routine.
I spend a lot of time observing children and noticing the “just do it” attitude they have, which we spend a lot of time correcting, e.g. think before you act. It is true that there are benefits to thinking things through before you blurt out words that can hurt feelings, or actions that can physically hurt someone, but too much thinking can also take the spontaneity that children have and turn it into a hesitancy and fear of making mistakes. There is a balance that exists somewhere between impulse and no-pulse and my goal is to find it!
Opportunities present themselves to me on a revolving stage and all look so tempting. New spirituality, new exercise, new meditations and of course new books to read, which lead to further opportunities. My laptop is a cozy companion that is also an infinite trail to that famous information super-highway. My challenge is to slow down enough to enjoy the scenery. Ideas?
One response to “Standing Up”
Me too! I am a pro at procrastination! Advice…as Nike would say, “JUST DO IT!” I know, easier said than done. Maybe the perspective of just tryin’ stuff out and you can change your mind anytime, that way it doesn’t feel so stifling. Mmmm…stuff to ponder.