“Something to get out of bed for in the morning…”
Earl Nightingale – The Strangest Secret
Today did not go as planned because I overslept and that started the domino effect. My oversleeping caused stress for me and for those around me. Ironically, I did not stay up that late last night, but I really want to get some things done tomorrow that didn’t get done today, so I’m going to bed soon. I’ll admit to a bit of anxiety, because I have a trip coming up this weekend and I have to prepare.
Tonight I’m choosing to write one blog only and not walk or do a radio show. After this, I’m going to bed. It’s not what I prefer, but I want to get up early and have some time before all the obligations hit. I don’t mind my obligations, but the truth is most of the time I’d be quite content to be in my house near the beach with my Muse and a lily nearby. I’d listen to quiet calming music and I’d write. I wouldn’t rush. I wouldn’t be late or make anyone else late and, most importantly, I wouldn’t cause stress for others or for me.
Just sitting here and writing is calming me down. As an auditory reminder of my house near the beach, I’m listening to music that is accompanied by ocean sounds. So here’s what I want to do tomorrow.
1. Get up early, no later than 5:00 a.m.
2. Do my radio show.
3. Write for at least a little while.
In addition there is some paperwork I need to finish and an appointment at 1:00. I’m already feeling a little stressed. Here’s the thing that will keep me calm. I need to remember the following so that I have a nice day.
· Good or bad, tomorrow is just one day.
· I don’t have to get everything done, but there are two or three things that, if accomplished, will relieve my stress greatly.
· Eat a good breakfast.
· Be on time.
So that’s it. This probably isn’t much of a blog, but that’s okay. At least I’m getting one written. That makes me happy. Something else that made me happy today was mailing a package at the post office. That may sound silly. It was a small task, but I got it done. All the stress I was feeling before mailing the package vanished. It felt like a weight lifted from me. I got something tangible accomplished. So I want to accomplish some tangible things tomorrow. Just two or three things. Then I’ll feel better.
I will Get Started and Keep Going. It will be something to get out of bed for in the morning…the early morning.