Even I get knocked out of alignment sometimes, and I’m teetering today. Not negative. Okay, a little negative. My guy’s been gone for a week, he’s just home today and I have to leave town tomorrow. And I’m not ready. So I’m a bit whiny, and I’ve had a couple of health issues spring up while he was gone. I have to pack for the conference in Arizona for which only one of my two workshops are written, I have a galley edit due momentarily that’s still inside its envelope…
Okay, wait. I’m doing that thing. That thing were I start listing all the reasons why I’m out of whack, thereby delaying the moment when I get myself back on track. And that doesn’t feel good. I want to feel good. I care about feeling good.
The lesson of the day is what I will do to get myself back to feeling good. This hasn’t been a sudden WHAM, something big happened and knocked me off kilter. This has been a sneaky, gradual build, and I didn’t grab it fast enough to prevent it getting bigger. Instead, I guess I wallowed a little. I didn’t think that’s what I was doing, but it was. It culminated with–well, never mind. There’s no point going over that and re-activating it.
The question is, what am I going to do about it? I have a trip, a conference, workshops, tomorrow, and I do not intend to set off all out of alignment. I’m going to be my happy go lucky self by the time I leave for the airport. Before that even!
So here’s my plan:
1. Get my focus off the things that are bothering me–because if I can’t fix them right now, there’s no point in thinking about them right now. I’ll fix the things I can fix right now, though, and get them off my mind that way. And let the rest go. I’ll do that by getting my focus onto the things that are good. Such as putting together pretty outfits and accessories for the trip, packing today so there’s no big stressful rush ahead of me, and doing those things while Lance is in the shower so I don’t feel I’m wasting my precious time with him. Too. I’ll be thinking of all the fun of visiting Arizona again, something I’ve been telling the Universe I wanted to do for months now. And the Universe delivered! That’s not something to stress over, but something to celebrate. My BFF is going with me, too, and we’re going to rent a car and do Sedona on Monday. Oh, that’ll be SO FUN!
2. I’m going to dash off a few index cards for the one workshop that’s not yet written and remind myself that my best workshops have consistently always been the ones I do off the cuff. I might even save the index cards and do them on the flight. But maybe sooner. Either way, they’ll get done. It’s a workshop on “Sanity 101.” Come on, I talk about that every single day. I blog about it. I wrote the book on it! (Shayne on You) I can certainly handle an hour long workshop. I’ll let spirit lead the way and it’ll be phenomenally helpful to all those who attend. Ahh, there. I’m all better on that topic.
3. I choose, right now, to put the galley edits aside and do them when I get home. I can’t do anything about it today, even if I tried. So I’m taking it off my mind, and no longer stressing, because that won’t get it done any faster.
4. I choose to spend 10 minutes doing one of the Abraham meditations today, to help me gently regain my focus.
5. Where my main attention will be today–is on having FUN with my honey, and not on the endless to-do list. I choose to focus on this, because I realize that, one day, at the end of my life, as I look back on how I lived it, I am more likely to say, “I wish I’d spent that day having fun with Lance,” and far less likely to say, “I wish I’d done a few more of those busy tasks on my endless to-do list.” Right? See how easy it gets when you put things in perspective that way? Deathbed thoughts. That never fails to get my head straight, morbid as it seems.
6. I might, if I have a free moment today, make the Universe a list of the things I need it to get done for me, and then just let them go. I’ll return home and they will be miraculously done, no longer necessary, or new, easier ways to deal with them will have appeared for me. It happens all the time.
Okay, I feel much better now. Before I close, I’ll remind you of a couple of things.
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