Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Delicious Morning.

It's official. I am schedule obsessed. Really. I'm starting to think that it may be a little unhealthy. I was writing my morning pages, and feeling totally blissed out. Then my brain turned to the time. I started down the road, you know the one...how did it get so late? I haven't gotten anything done! This is proof that I need a better schedule. You see the pattern. Then it came, a moment of wisdom. I took a breath and listed the things that I'd already gotten done this morning. It was a pretty good list, and I celebrated that. Then, I took another breath and listened to the quiet. Ah, bliss. Enjoying coffee, writing, feeling centered, and I thought this is a delicious morning...you should just enjoy it. And so I did.

It's now later in the day, and I'm back to the beginning. Ruminating over the things that I need to get done. It's time to breathe again, love the fact that I printed out Charlie Gilkey's free planners for July, and play with them a bit. It's all a practice, right? Bringing it all back to the here and now. Bringing it back to the center. And from that center...try things out, practice, allow things to be, see what works. For me.

My gift to myself this week? Permission to Experiment. What gift will you give yourself?


  1. Ohmygosh, I wanna marry this post! I love love love that you took the time to breathe AND ruminate on what you already accomplished. I was in a session today & my client was saying that 6 hours wasn't enough to get her writing done - although she knew that, physically, it would be bad news bears to do more - & I responded, "What's the rush?" I'm taking that question to heart myself.

  2. aren't charlie gilkey's planners just the best? my neuroticism had me trying to "spruce up" those planners...as if that's what i need to be spending my time on. now i find myself grateful for the work he's already done on them and allow those planners to be productive and organized about my days.

    thanks for this post =)

  3. Thanks for the link.. anything to help me stay on schedule, but I have a feeling it's going to take more than a piece of paper. Your right, its the practice!

  4. Hey!
    I wish I was able to set more of a schedule for myself, haha! So, thank you for the link. And I'm now following your blog. Hope you have a great day.


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