|so many choices|
I pretty much write these in the last moments of my day, when as one Real Writer said, ego is too tired to protest and flip out. I wait as long as I possibly can. To avoid it tonight, in the last hour and a half I have surfed the web to read travel warnings for countries I will never visit and check out the weather in places I know no one. I have dealt with dust bunnies that were weeks in the making and shuffled small items from one abused lateral space to another. But I really, really want to go to bed soon. And meet my commitment to have the blog out early. This got me thinking about that constant struggle we humans have between what we say we want and what we do.
|maybe just a couple small pieces...|
This is partly why New Year's Resolutions are so lousy, and why most get dropped in the first couple weeks. We KNOW how we want things to be, and we FORGET how we are-- adverse to discomfort, set in our habits, short on discipline, bad at thinking about the details and the barriers.
|don't chicken out now-- 10 days left.|
Today, hold an awareness about your choices. Not every single one, but try to attend to some within a particular block of time, from a few minutes over or after a meal, to an hour or so. Notice and own where you have choice with a mental note to self. And ask: is this what future self would want? Pay attention to the talk-back (I have a mean internal dialogue that is very argumentative with future self). And at least one time, do something for future self.
Quote of the day: "The best way to predict your future is to create it". (Variously attributed)
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