If you see me out and about today â€” tell me to go home and get some work done!
I have a load of paperwork waiting for my attention. There are emails to answer, bills to pay, bloggy things to update, thank you letter to write, and birthday cards to send. But, for some reason, my bum is not in the chair I use to get these type of things done. Iâ€™m sitting in a different chair. The one I sit in quilting, switching channels on the TV, and playing Words with Friends on the iPad!
It is easy for me to beat myself up about not being disciplined or doing the next right thing. Then, I am reminded of my student who complained about not being able to create what she called “a steady practice” over the years.
I asked her to tell me about her practice â€” she said, â€œWell, on Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays I spend about an hour on some qigong and my form. On Friday I just think about it, and I never do anything on the weekends.â€ Then she added, â€œItâ€™s so discouraging!â€
Uhmâ€¦ four days a week in active practice, one day spent thinking about it, and weekends off? Uhmâ€¦ most people I know would kill for a practice like that.
So, I will quit dramatizing my â€œneedâ€ for work and get to it. My list is made, this post may be boring, but it is almost finished, and Iâ€™ve moved into the right chair. I know what to do next.
Today is Monday. I took more than the weekend off and yes, last Friday, I thought about stuff.
If I owe you a letter â€” it is in the works.