It’s Good Friday. I was at the sink washing up, preparing for family to come to lunch.
“OMG! I forgot the Weekly Thought”, I screamed to Ross.
With 10 minutes before our guests arrived, I’m sitting here writing to you because I don’t want to ruin my record of not having missed a week in almost 12 years.
It’s an important goal and commitment of mine – to be consistent.
I’ve been working really long hours the past few weeks and I set another goal that I would finish work last night at 5pm and have 4 days off over Easter.
Well, I finished at 6pm, so an hour later than I planned.
Still, I was determined to set boundaries for myself and not do any work.
I completely forgot that I hadn’t organised the Weekly Thought until just now.
You know that feeling, when you remember, remember someone’s birthday right up until the day and then you forget.
“Doh! How painful is that? How much do you bash yourself up, wishing you had remembered on the day?”
So far, I’m not late and my record is intact because the Thoughts are due each Friday.
For me there are a couple of morals to this story.
- It’s not too late to go for and meet your goals and commitments.
- When you forget, let it go and get on with it. Carrying negative energy over something you can’t change doesn’t serve anyone.
- Set your boundaries and stick to them.
So I wish you a very happy Easter break and I trust you’ll set yourself some boundaries and allow yourself some downtime.
Downtime is important. We need to rest and recharge and the only person who can ensure that happens is yourself.
No need to be guilty. You do need to take some time for yourself.
Okay – record intact. Guests just arrived.
What will you do next time you almost miss a goal/commitment?
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