Lately it has been a bit frustrating to get things done that require my full attention.
There are individuals who insist that they are correct in all aspects of the daily grind yet they don’t know the first thing about what I’ve been doing to make the flow of work or life for that matter efficient and effective. They assume that I am doing things wrong.
I have spelled out in words or in actions a plan, a strategy and still They insist that I am not doing right by them. It is truly getting to be a day to day beat down.
Today I am just venting and tomorrow I know will be a better day but this last week has been a real let down all around.
So my outlook is to take the small bites of good in a day no matter how insistent someone is that you are doing something wrong. Every small bite will fill you with goodness. Just keep filling yourself with small bites because that will give you some hope you will make it through the day.
A new year and a new beginning right. Well then try something different. Sign up for a class at the local parks and rec or YMCA. Even go to the local community college or university. There are courses you can take through online groups as well. Enroll for something that is out of your wheelhouse and/or improve a skill.
I’ve been taking Spanish for the last six months. I am not very good at it but I am understanding more of the basics than I have before and I have recently signed up for an online course to gain more knowledge for professional development. Anything to keep my brain motivated and me engaged.
So try something different. There are plenty of free and for profit courses out there that are well worth the dollar you will spend to get ahead, enjoy life a little more or simply relearn an old skill.
As I sat in a meeting recently I wondered that there has to be something missing. A loophole maybe. You always hear about companies trying to figure out what is missing and they need to figure out, so I began to wonder, ‘how can we fill in the loopholes in our own lives?’
I took a look at my every day events. While it was filled with meetings, emails and issues, there was still a loophole in being able to get things done. How was I going to complete everything I thought. Well, it was in rearranging my day. My loophole was in how I went about things. I found that I wasn’t making the most of my day to day. I started by carving out time to turn off email to get things done. Create client docs, do tasks that needed to get done, prepare for meetings, etc. then do emails and get through tickets as I needed. The biggest thing I was forgetting that was causing a major loophole for me was taking time for me. Once I was able to tie it altogether I was more connected and centered.
I tell you all this because being that it is a new year, reevaluate your daily grind. Look at where you may have a loophole as well.
You never know how it will impact your day to day.
No matter what it is you do, treat yourself each week to something. It doesn’t have to be big or extravagant, just treat yourself.
For instance, if you lost a couple pounds that week then treat yourself to a smoothie. If you had a really good work week, treat yourself to a walk in the park/Beach. If your child did really well in school, treat them to ice cream, if you completed all your exercise routines, treat yourself with a virtual high five.
Whatever it is treat you because you need positive energy as much as the next person.
Never hold back on something you want to say to someone.
I know it is the opposite of what you’ve always been told right. Don’t rock the boat, always leave with your head held high, never say something to upset another. Do you really think that is what they think about all the time?
I have over the years done these things and have learned that without reservation the best outcome has always been to speak your mind and be you. Of course not everyone will understand and you will be told you are outspoken and overbearing at times but that just means ‘don’t be my friend then’, ‘ go your way and I’ll go mine’, whatever comes my way comes my way it really needed to be said.
So don’t hold back if you have something to say. No more reservations.
This will be short as today is a celebration for me- its my birthday. So In response to the Daily Post, a perfect rainy afternoon is o e of two things.
1) a good book (even if you’ve read the book before because those are always the best kind), a warm cup of tea, a blanket and a comfy couch near the window to hear the pitter-patter of rain as it hits the ground outside. I usually watch the rain pool into small lakes near the trees and bushes and get back to my book as it is always fascinating.
2) a warm cup of tea, another comfy couch, a remote control and a movie. Gone With The Wind is usually a good movie as it will last for hours and you know the story line inside and out, but it depends on the rainy day. It could be a short chick-flick too just to give you enough brightness in the day (especially if it has been raining for a while).
So I am going to go and enjoy my birthday. Hope you all have a sunny day and not a rain filled afternoon. Stay dry!