I have been a bit scattered and messy this week to say the least!
The intention to “stay on track” was there, BELIEVE ME . . . yet it just didn’t happen.
My beautiful new date book was filled in for each day this week.
My “calls/emails/errands/to do/waiting for” notebook was freshly rewritten.
My intentions were all about following my schedule, crossing off tasks and being amazingly productive!
Instead, I didn’t crack open my date book for 3 days, I have scraps of paper with notes to myself everywhere, and before I sat down to write to you . . . I needed to clear my desk of bills, empty vitamin bottles, an unfinished camp application, notes about a fundraising event I’m organizing, and receipts . . . lots of receipts. Whew!
However, just clearing my desk and putting it all away in a bin allowed me to exhale a bit and begin focusing on my current task of writing to my beautiful tribe.
It doesn’t mean that the bin full of messiness isn’t driving me a bit crazy or being ignored, but it’s also not keeping me stuck or pulling me down into that dark abyss where the “to do” lists are never ending and there is never enough time to get it all done!
It means that I cleared that messiness for now and I am feeling pretty damn focused!
I told my OCD that I was going to write for one hour before she (my beautiful OCD) was allowed to tackle that bin.
One hour doesn’t seem like a lot of time, but when my desk and my mind are cleared, I can rock pretty much anything!!
Does this happen to you? You have the best intentions to stay organized, or get that permission slip in on time or keep the dining room table clear of piles for at least a week . . . but somehow the piles reappear instantly, the permission slip for your 8th grader has been lost to the underworld and you feel like you are barely keeping your head above water?
How about that mind of yours . . . is she a bit cluttered up with all those “I need to and I should sentences” What about the negative self talk that replays daily in your head? Feels pretty shitty right?
“Clearing Out” is one of my Five Bliss Elements (BE) that I believe you need to nourish your beautiful self and kick butt as a human being. It means clearing and purging all that shit around you (school papers, overwhelming emails, and the endless “to do” lists) and clearing all that clutter inside you too (the negative thoughts, self bullying and “I shoulds”).
This may seem overwhelming to you, I get it! My Clearing Out Element goes deep and is hard work! If you want to dig deeper, are ready to work your ass off and begin changing your life by clearing then work with me!
But for now, grab a bin or basket and begin clearing away until you feel yourself exhale, your body relaxes a bit and your mind doesn’t feel so fuzzy. When this happens, the task you are choosing to complete comes into focus and you feel ready to tackle it . . . so get to work girl!
Decide how long you will stay focused on what you are doing right now (even if it’s only for 5 minutes) and stick with it! That bin of bills, permission slips, calendar changes, incomplete health forms and calls to make isn’t going ANY where, and you WILL get to it eventually.
But for now . . . it stays put and you stay focused. Oh and then, you get to cross that task off your “to do” list and give yourself a high five!! Ta Da!!!