Pausing for motivation

I am giving myself the time it takes for me to enjoy my cup of coffee to write and then after the coffee is up, it is off to work. It might be Good Friday and the office is closed but I have a list of stuff that I want myself to do. Sadly, delegating isn’t as much fun when you are both delegating and the one being delegated to πŸ˜‰

I have amazing hair today. Seriously not due to my efforts at all, other than I have the good sense to have Nikah as my unruly curl manager. I went to her salon this morning around 9AM and left with a different outlook πŸ™‚ It is always nice to see her and catch up. They were booked solid this morning so I was lucky that she made the time for me. Of course, it might also help that I usually bring her back Reese’s when I come from the US πŸ™‚

Despite the rain, I felt like my curls needed showing so I walked around de Pijp a bit, stopping in the HEMA and other stores that I rarely go into. I think I was in a little bit of a mood just to be wandering without a clear destination. I need to do that more often.

By the time I wandered on home, it was 1145 and that seemed like the perfect time for a nap. Who am I to resist the lure of a nap in grey, rainy weather? It was so good, I will probably take another one later. I always feel like I am winning some kind of secret prize when I take a nap. Like no one else knows it is the source of my super powers.

I have a massage booked for this evening, which I am looking forward to. Before that, however, I will be tackling the project list. I don’t have to do everything today. I get points for whatever gets accomplished πŸ™‚ That is a very different mindset for me. I used to be all or nothing oriented. Then I would either procrastinate and not do it – and feel like a failure or by the time I would do it, I would have mentally scolded myself so much already that I would still feel like some sort of failure in that it took so much to get me motivated to do it. Now, as the Portuguese say, I just break down the elephant into bite sized pieces.

It is supposed to be near 60 degrees tomorrow. I hope that is really true and with some sun. That will certainly have a good influence on me! My garden is completely empty except for the one big tree from the city so I have some work to do there in terms of planning it out. First, inside because that’s where I live most!

Okay, the coffee is finished and I am ready for my first bite of elephant πŸ™‚

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