“Stay the Course.”
Sounds sort of bossy doesn’t it?
If I have to tell myself to “stay the course”, then something is going on that is getting me OFF the course!
February is winding down and some of the goals I had intended to be complete by now are not! Frankly, I’m tired of trying to push them along, or force them. The goals I’m talking about are “important” ones that I have no intention of giving up on. So what to do?
Stay the course, and do the next best thing.
Take baby steps if that’s what’s necessary. Don’t fret and waste a lot of time fiddling with something that’s just not going to work!
If nothing “productive” pops into your mind and you’re frustrated… do something else that you love to do (like a hobby) for a while.
This is a good strategy! I’ve learned it from all kinds of great coaches (I have several). Step back and do something else.
- Take a walk
- Draw a mandala
- Order something I need (or want) online
- Organize my art supplies
- Imagine what I’ll soon be doing with my art supplies
- Ride my bike a few blocks
- Facebook (Facebook is a noun and a verb)
- Read a chapter in a book
- Play “Words with Friends”
- Do my laundry
- Bake a loaf of bread
- Plan my next big baking extravaganza
- Email a friend
- Make a homemade card
My list of other things I like to do is really, really long. There was a time in my life where I honestly thought that between 9 and 5 I had to be doing something productive. And ultimately, what did “productive” mean at the time? Something that would make me money – ouch!
Happiness wasn’t productive. Being joyful? Please, get back to work!
However, I always loved to read. Reading is productive in my reality. Reading novels was really a no-no, soooo, reading “self help” books became my new productive hobby.
That lead to reading hundreds of books over the course of several years.
That lead me to today where I’ve learned that doing things that I love to do, leads to being happy. And being happy leads to being “productive.”
So, when I hit a wall in my “productive” activities, I do something I love.
And guess what? Blogging is one of them. Huh? I wonder how that happened?
Stay the course! Keep your intentions intact. Do something you love to do and get back to the goals when you feel better.
All the best!