How often do we just have those times that we are sitting around doing nothing? Some of you are probably saying ‘Ya, right! I barely have time to breathe. Do nothing? Sure! I should be so lucky! I remember not too many years ago when our kids were growing, they were in school, and involved in sports. I was coaching them in baseball, and softball and basketball… after working all day. And then on days when they had nothing I was picking up side jobs to make a little extra cash. All of a sudden those days, years have stopped. At first it was like ” Man… this feels good! I can kick back! Take a breather. Hey, we all need to rest a bit. It can really catch up to you after awhile. But I gotta tell you, I really do miss those times… being involved and on the go! In some ways, it gave me a sense of being involved, alive, and a sense of importance. Not that I was saving nations by coaching youth sports but I think you get the idea. We need to stay involved, do something instead of sitting around the house and watching the grass grow. My mind gets like mash potatoes sometimes when I’m in stagnation mode. There’s no purpose or direction or focus in what I’m doing. Just wandering around…bumping into furniture. This year has been particularly bad here in the Northeast and a lot of the country with the hostile weather we had and still having in some areas. I know that puts a damper on plans and spirits as well. That make it even a little more important to find things to keep yourself on the go! What’s the saying… “an object in motion tends to stay in motion.” That’s so true. The problem 1) getting in motion, then 2) getting motivated to stay in motion. Take exercise for instance, how many start and then easily get knock off the horse after a short period of time. Maybe that wasn’t that great of an example. But the challenge with what ever you are doing is to stay in motion. So the trick is to find the things you like, and are passionate about, and enjoy doing and keep doing it. And of course you’ll get set back a bit at times… think of it as a breather.. but don’t let it go to long because the longer you wait to get back the harder it will take to get motivated to do it. I did that with school when I was taking some classes for my licensing for the electrical trade. I took breaks in between classes and it was tough to get back to it.
So what to do
Hey, that’s up to you to decide what you wanna do. Maybe the thing to do is to just try to keep yourself busy. I’m not talking about things that are physically exhausting. But find your niche, your thing, be involved… join a club or association, get a hobby, don’t just sit around waiting for the doorbell to ring and someone say Hey, c’mon and join me! If that’s the case then … DING, DONG! Now go answer the door… it could be opportunity!
Time to Wok n Woll, Baby!
May all your cookies have good fortunes!