Originally posted 8/4/2015
I was organizing my desk and an old envelope fell out of some papers I had put aside. On it, I found this quote – written hastily, most likely at an airport waiting for a plane to places unknown. It was of particular interest to me today – a beautiful summer day filled with sun and beach – and I am trying to decide how I will approach the day. I know I need to focus on my work but my restless-self want to run out to the ocean. Or look for the incredible butteries on the flowers outside and clouds floating in the bright blue sky.
I found my answer in these words written on that paper scrap:
“Celebrate what you want to do more of.”
Tom Peters. So I decided to spend the day celebrating that I am able to write today and to get the word out about my business of helping women transition back into the workplace and that I am happy about the wonderful women whom I have connected with over this past year. Maybe I will even be content to stay in my office! I found that focusing on the important things helps to center me and stay focused on what I need to do. I want to do more of these things – it makes me feel good, that I have accomplished something and that it brings joy to others as well. I want more of that!
If you find yourself restless, distracted, longing to do something (or anything other than what you are doing), and you really want to celebrate more of what you want, I have found that this helps:
1. Have a very focused list of what you must get done right now and today. Set time limits, get it done and check it off. That is a really good feeling to cross it off the list.
2. Have a ‘TO BE” list. How do you want to feel right now? For the rest of the day? Then choose and decide that is how you want to live your life today. Celebrate how you want to be today. This is even more important than your To Do list.
3. Celebrate what you are doing – choose those things and people that make you happy. Do a great job on that report you need to finish. write that blog. Help someone out who is struggling. Turn on some music that makes you feel good, dance a little (or a lot), have some food that tastes so delicious (sweet summer cherries or cold ice cream), stick your toes in the water. Give someone a hug. Be grateful. Whatever it is that you want more of!
What do You want more of? How are you celebrating today?
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