Let me hear you shout it “It’s the weekend baby!”
A weekly roundup time.
I was excited about the weekend because I felt good in myself. I knew I was going to be pro-active and it was not going to be a weekend of chores. It was not going to be a weekend of me looking at the decor in the house and feeling depressed about it.
It now did not matter because I was moving forward and things would improve at the right time. Wow, look at me being happy. Just a ball of light inside my chest of “Life is good.”
Or could it be that I did not have to stand in the cold British weather watching my Son play football? Let me be honest, it was good having 3 hours back on my Saturday morning but I love watching my Son play football, it’s the parents that make me sigh.
I felt good because I had a productive week. I did everything I said I was going to do and more. The feeling of accomplishing no matter how small is one of the best feelings you can have.
I am trying to explain this to my Daughter who is sitting her GSCE’s. I said to her “If you fail, it is down to you. If you pass, imagine the feeling of accomplishment you will get.” It is the best feeling in the world when you can say to yourself “I did that.” But at 15-years-old I don’t think she is listening to me.
What did I do this weekend?
- The chores as normal. Boring.
- Lots of time with the children. Fun.
- I stepped out of my comfort zone. Exhilarating.
- I got another article published. Accomplished.
- I go through my children’s art from when they were toddlers and frame some and put it up on the wall.
- We visited my Mother-in-law.
I was beaming from ear to ear. My Mother-in-law handed me 3 colourful throws for the sofas. I had been after some for a while.
- We met up with friends for drinks. A good Laugh.
- And there it was! 500k views on Quora. That’s half a million people who have read my stories in 7 months. I was shocked, and it gave me a burst of energy. I thought “Well someone likes my stuff.” I had nearly given up writing two weeks ago.
When I was in my self-loathing mode, just before I started the mindset reset. I whined on about how I was going to give up on the one thing I love doing, writing. I think back now and roll my eyes at my behaviour. Yuck, the self-pity makes my skin crawl.
My lessons this week.
- 5,4,3,2,1, Follow through and don’t think about it. As Nike would say “Just do it.” Amazing things happen when you do.
- Don’t moan about what you have not got, be grateful with what you have and more will find it’s a way to you somehow.
- Don’t give up on what you love doing.
- Everyone has time to spend with people who matter. Everyone has time. You will hate yourself when the time has gone.
- Do one thing a day that makes you feel good.
- Do one thing a day that makes someone else feel good.
- Watch out for those default negative thoughts. Change your self talk. There is only one of you, so be nice to yourself.
- No one is coming to save you, that’s your accomplishment to experience.
- Dream of the life you desire. See it. Feel it.
- Remember 5,4,3,2,1, Just do it.
Next week you will find out why week 2 did not go as well as week 1.