I had an interesting day in therapy where we addressed my concerns about HOW UNMOTIVATED I AM! Usually, this is a sign that depression is sneaking up on me. But I feel GREAT! I’m sleeping, I’m upbeat, I’m excited for things, people and activities in my life right now, so what’s the deal with me putting off shows, or housework or even taking my vitamins?
You’ll NEVER GUESS! It’s because of my successful mindfulness. Wow! I’m not as motivated because I’m not motivating myself with the inner stick all day every day. And I’m not worried at night – probably why my sleep has been better lately. Not to say this show and blog are horrible tasks I MUST DO, but there are days when I haven’t wanted to, and I did, just BECAUSE I SHOULD. No more! I will write and record when moved to do so. This will vary with my other busyness, things in my own life that need pondering and the amount of participation. This is a WHOPPIN’ new idea. I will get to the housework when I do. I have never in the past allowed my house of dusty horrors to last forever, and my therapist assures me I won’t now. She says people pay BIG BUCKS to go to a retreat. I’m just on my own STAY-treat, right here. I’m not lazy, I’m recharging my emotional batteries. Cool beans! This thought actually motivates me to do a little more and not feel pressure about it.
Excited that my first professional quality mic is arriving today! (Downside is I don’t have a window other than 8am – 7pm). So I’m puttering around here, writing more segments for my next episode, studying phonics and watching America’s Got Talent. That is really a cheerful show. I have never seen it before as we don’t have regular TV and it just showed up on Hulu for Roku this year. Fun! I may also do some recordings if the mic arrives early enough to test it. That would inspire me to more practice before class tomorrow. Oh, and I also took my vitamins, so I guess I AM coming out of my Zen space long enough to take care of a few things.
Edited: HOORAY! Mic is here. Now to have fun figuring everything out and then to test its sound. How exciting, and somehow scary. Good thing I’ve been practicing bravery! I can tell myself, no worries. We are just taking one more step in the journey.
Have a great day BCs!
How about you?
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