Focusing too hard on one thing makes me forget everything else.
Today was a day when I focused too intently on some things at the expense of others. First, I overslept and was slow getting going so I never really made it to the gym. Not that I was idle. I followed up on some things I’d left sitting on my desk for too long, and got all but one resolved. I call that progress.
I finally gave in and called the plumber to unstop my drains. Now I can give the tub a good scrubbing. Score another for me.
I added over 2300 words to my novel. Yet another success.
Yet, as I sat here thinking that I was ready to go to sleep, and fixating on cleaning up the few dishes that are in my sink, I realized that I’d again neglected to produce a blog post. I know I had some ideas for a good one at some point today, but they never made it from brain to my fingers to the screen, so now they’re lost, hopefully, not forever.
Dylan is reminding me that I spent time just giving my cats some attention too. So it’s all good. I basically cleared my plate today so that I’m not dwelling on tasks left undone and can move forward, unfettered. Maybe that’s why I blew through my daily goal of 2000 words without even realizing it, and why the words came out more easily than they have been. I only wrote for maybe an hour, yet I got out the words I wanted to, took the story in a couple of different directions, and left it hanging enough that I can pick it up again tomorrow. I’ve learned that if I wrap things up too well at the end of a writing session, it’s harder to get back into the flow when I pick it up again. I’ve essentially created my own personal RPG which only I get to add to right now. (I always was rather a control freak, so this suits me fine).
But tomorrow, the weekend gym rats will have to put up with a stay-at-homer because I am determined to get at least 4 workouts in per week, and I’m short 1 right now. I know, who are you and what have you done with Sheri? I used to be the one who had a bazillion reasons why I couldn’t go to the gym. Now I’m the one who tells myself, just suck it up and go. You know you feel better when you do! I don’t know what’s changed, but I’m loving the changes.
But I’m rambling because I’m tired. My brain is all created out and I am not inclined to bore you with babble.
My Gratitudes tonight are:
1. I am grateful that the words are flowing.
2. I am grateful to have found what works best for me, weird as it might seem to others.
3. I am grateful that I was able to share some of my produce box this week so it didn’t go to waste.
4. I am grateful for days when I can claim progress.
5. I am grateful for abundance: inspiration, progress, friends, health, love, patience, joy, happiness and prosperity.