Darren’s come up with a Thanksgiving challenge. He suggests:
“My challenge to you is to think of an area of your life you are
having difficulty in and want to improve. For the next 21 days, take
three minutes at the end of the day and write down what about that
problematic situation you appreciate, what’s good and what you’re
grateful for. This could be a confrontational co-worker at the office,
your job as a whole or your troubled marriage… anything or anyone that
frustrates or negatively affects you.
I promise you, when you change how you look at a situation, the situation changes.”
Today was like coming out of a fog. It was a great four days off, and reality soon set in. Today was all about getting organized and getting my brain back in the booth. I did take some time to have coffee with my daughters before the older one headed back to Colorado this evening.
Of course I was feeling a bit of guilt and frustration at the same time. As much as I wanted to get back to work on the number of tasks that are screaming for my attention, I also knew in my heart that I will only have this one day, this one opportunity to take some more time with my daughters.
So I did. And I was also able to organize my booking schedule for this week, get a head start on the end of month billing, organize a closet, update the marketing calender for the week, record a couple of short scripts, and make dinner.
I am thankful that I can be organized, do good work, and spend quality time with family members when I’d like to, and that I can walk away from doubts about my decisions…sans guilt.
I am thankful I am getting better every day at this.