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Do You Have Too Much on Your Plate?

Life is a buffet and I've got too much on my plate.

Life is a buffet and I’ve got too much on my plate. (Can you relate?)

No one loaded my plate up for me, I did this to myself. I wanted a little bit of this, a little bit of that… oh! this looks good too… I wonder if I’ll like that? I’ll try a bit and see… I’m not sure if I really want this but so many other people are enjoying it so I’ll give it a try… and maybe just a bit of that… and oh! here are the desserts!  Continue reading Do You Have Too Much on Your Plate?

Why So Serious?

Blog Post - Why So Serious?

Seriously. Why do I take myself so seriously? Do you do that too?

It’s the oddest thing, because I love to laugh. I love silliness. In fact, people who are secure enough in themselves to be silly in public are some of my favorite people! And I don’t know how many times over the years I’ve said the key to my sanity is that I don’t take life too seriously. Continue reading Why So Serious?

Stop Waiting For The Perfect Time

The perfect time may never come, do it anyway.
The timing may never feel perfect, do it anyway. (Photo Credit: FreeImages.com/Jesper Noer)

Have you ever put off something in your life that you really wanted to do simply because you were waiting for the “right” or “perfect” time to do it?

That’s exactly what happened to me. I decided to go easy on myself and not stick to a weekly blogging schedule but, it turns out, I took it too far. I left waaay too much space for Resistance to creep in and support my procrastination with all kinds of silly “reasons” why the timing wasn’t right to jump back in just yet. And the longer I put it off, the more reasons (*cough* excuses *cough cough*) I thought of to continue putting it off. Resistance is a self-feeding monster. Continue reading Stop Waiting For The Perfect Time

Baby Steps Are Good

Baby steps are good.

Baby Steps are good. Baby steps are fine. Baby steps are necessary. This is what I have to keep reminding myself whenever I feel like I’m not moving fast enough or efficient enough. At some point (I don’t think I was always like this) I came to believe that I have to have everything figured out, ready to be executed perfectly, before I can share my creation/service/performance with anyone. Obviously this is an aspect of my perfectionism, an aspect that I am actively trying to overcome.

I keep reminding myself that it’s okay to stumble, I don’t have to take off at a full sprint. In fact, it’s not only okay, it’s preferable. You’ve gotta walk before you can run, right? Continue reading Baby Steps Are Good