I wonder how easy life would be if we could cut off our emotions and just be robots?
Granted, I don’t want that kind of life. But could I maybe have just a touch of it?
My year-long challenge is 60 days in, and I’m seeing the extreme, incredible benefits in pushing past the way I feel, or how much I don’t want to do certain things, and doing them anyway. I’m not talking about work, obligations, and must-do’s. I’m a responsible, mostly organized, self-employed, tax paying entrepreneur (who just had to google how to spell entrepreneur ~ sigh).
I’m not bragging ~ oh Lord no. Quite the opposite. I’m merely reminding myself that I actually am accomplished, no matter what my gut is telling me over and over and over again.
Self-employed singers, teachers, realtors, and business owners ~ AM I RIGHT?
And all these obligations and responsibilities, cleaning the house and doing the laundry and cooking healthy meals, the budget, the grocery shopping ~ the list goes on and on ~ these obligations become very difficult to trudge through, and even though I do trudge through, I become very bitter. UNLESS I make Music, Meditation, Moving, and Morning Pages a priority.
Keep those holy in my day? I CAN DO IT ALL! I am woman, hear me roar!
Don’t make time for the things that make me tick? I am woman, hear me WHINE. 🙂
A student of mine once told me that she spent her whole life raising her children, working as a teacher, and doing all the “must-do’s” and she never realized how much a want (like voice lessons) was actually a need. She had been laboring under a misconception her whole life that enjoying singing and music ~ or anything you loved ~ was “extra”.
Turns out, it’s the very thing that pushes us and opens us up for a complete, happy, productive life.
Just recently, I did some hard work to find new opera arias to practice. I spent two days diving into recordings and sheet music. And I fell hard. All over again. I needed a new reason to practice. I needed the music to be almost too hard and too out of reach. It’s just my thing ~ difficult music. I found a cornucopia (okay, why can I spell that, and not entrepreneur?) of gorgeous pieces, and my love for singing was instantly renewed.
Do you need a new recipe, or sewing pattern? Or an excuse to pick up those knitting needles again? FIND IT. Work on it like a research project. It’s so worth it, friends.
The result? I’m working my tail off ~ nothing in my way ~ no emotional blocks, getting my must-do’s done without a whimper. All because I took care of myself.
Almost like a robot. AHA! Eureka!