is it on a list?
i like lists. a list stops my brain from spinning, and pins down things that are bouncing around. lists clear space in my head…and let more thoughts wonder in. lists give me direction, and a sense of accomplishment. there’s nothing better than crossing off a ‘to do’
i’ve dabbled with digital, but my favourite is pen and paper.
today i took a break from writing (no novelist here–an educator if i may) and started to write on my every-present note pad. i had a few good ideas rattling around. they were a little lofty, and a little bit of a stretch, so before they ran away and i pulled out my pen and immortalized them. yes, i know myself quite well, my mind can be a bit too crafty. if i’ve got a miss mash of stuff floating around, a dollop of good intentions is not going to get it done as a healthy dose of procrastination will give those intentions a run for their money. before they could slide away i committed them to paper.
a list staring back and me is hard to ignore. my list was succinct, and slightly cryptic. such a little list, a 3×3 square really, but it packed a punch.
i am going to…
- get my yoga back on…more time on the mat and less in my head.
- go gluten free…perhaps more precisely gluten light (it allows small indulgences)
- compose a 40 before 40 list….
- kick my own ass and run, walk or perhaps crawl a 1/2 marathon. the race – Aug 11 SeaWheeze
- be kind(er) to myself
- teach myself to breath better
- drink more water (not on the original list) but my new H20 bottle is cheering me on
i won’t promise that it won’t bend a bit, as i believe flexibility and adaptation are our friends, but pen to paper is pretty powerful.
this list carries a bit of weight, it is a list that kind of looks like and feels like resolutions. those ‘to dos’ are going to take some work. first things first, yoga…well i am day 7 in my 30 day challenge…which per, #3 might become a 40 day challenge and #7 is well under way. my hand is twitchy…i can almost feel the weight of my pen… .nothing to cross off yet…soon…but not yet.
so, how do you get things done?