Wednesday, February 23, 2011

What Gets Me Out Of Bed In The Morning?

I'm starting a new habit focus (per Leo Babuta's guideline) in March, and the new habit will be to go to bed earlier so I can get up earlier and Get. Stuff. Done. in the morning.

It used to be that I wanted to get up to get my chores out of the way.

Now... I think I have to do some chores, but still have mornings where I'm doing something I love -- as that will get me out of bed in the morning.

What used to get me out of bed was the thought of a nice, hot, cinnamon frosted Pop-tart. Yep. YUM! Seriously... that would get my tuckus out of the warm, soft, comfy bed and get me moving.  Mmmmmm....

With Medifast, however ~ Pop-tarts are a distant memory, and while I may come up with a kopy-cat kind of recipe some time in the future... it isn't going to be the thing that gets me up outta bed.

I love to watch the sunrise with a steaming cup of tea ~ listening to the birds really squeak and squawk and chirp and twirp so very loudly in the mornings.
I like to have time to read the Bible and pray or meditate.
I like to have time to write Blog posts.
I like to get my house chores Out Of The Way! So I don't have to do them at night or in the afternoons.
I like checking my calendar for the day's week's focus and/or priorities (something I rarely do in the mornings).
I like getting the exercise OUT of the WAY too! I'm usually so groggy, though, and don't have anything in mind or laid out that if Rascal even gets walked, he's lucky.
I like the fact that I've planned my meals and prepped for dinner -- so I'm not groping at random ingredients that I hope will be tolerated for dinner... or worse -- succumbing to frozen delights.

But none of those things excite me like a cinnamon Pop-tart.

*sigh* ~ Maybe promising myself that I can work on doing the DCP every morning, or putting my music in order, or (YES!) making a card or two for someone... spending 30 minutes to an hour every day doing those things would certainly be the FUN FACTOR to get me up!

Maybe I've hit my inspiration!!

~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” - Confucius

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My Time Is Limited

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice, heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."

Steve Jobs, Stanford 2005 Commencement Address

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Now What...

I've signed up for a (free) 6 week course on how to de-clutter your business from, which is geared toward an online craft business... I've also signed up on Etsy today, just as a lookie-loo ~ my mind is swirling and whirling with options. I think I want to have a small online shop on Etsy in the nearer future -- stationary is what I'm thinking as a start... then increasing to useful crafts that are recycled and 'green' - using a "Use Whatcha Have" and "Frugally Fun" philosophy.  Crafts that are useful is one of my big big THINGS.

My own business still appeals to me - but (what I was doing) taking craft projects to seniors in private care homes is a lot of effort for not a lot of return - and while it is an effort worth making, and a cause close to my heart; I have some head-heart-soul clearing to work through and sort out... some re-focusing of what I really want. And music is always first... art and crafting second.

I loved multi-media computing and thought websites were going to be a way for me to have a job/career that I enjoyed... I still love the online challenges -- and learning more about online marketing, and I am always looking to learn more and increase my skills 'behind the scenes' with graphics and photos; and so that is something I want to increase my skills with.

Using music software to make my own backtracks and music... another goal.

Writing and illustrating children's books... another thing I think I could do well.

Well, this first post is proving to be a complete rambling out loud... focus? What is that? (*Big Grin!*)