Quote of the day
“There’s a secret that real writers know that wannabe writers don’t, and the secret is this: It’s not the writing part that’s hard. What’s hard is sitting down to write. What’s keeping us from sitting down is Resistance.” – Stephen Pressfield
I am grateful for:
Finding a suitable nursery for Little Son, who had such a negative experience the first time round (which I will not describe in detail here as it is guaranteed to raise my blood pressure).
What did I discover about myself?
That right now, I engage in daily inner war every single day about the smallest little thing.
And that saps my willpower and energy faster than anything else.
For example, I’d written my to-do list the night before.
And this morning, I was staring at this list trying to make excuses why I shouldn’t be doing some of the things I’d written on it.
Luckily, I managed to dredge up the discipline to keep going.
I wonder what I could do to minimise this internal chatter?
Thank Google because I actually found the second post to be completely relevant to what I’m looking for.
In fact, it talks about resistance and recommends a book I definitely need to read.
It’s now sitting in my basket, waiting for the time I could buy a book – after I finish the 3 books I’m currently reading.
What was the best thing that happened to me today?
I mentioned a few days ago that I was considering doing a parenting coach course to help parents who are struggling or may need information regarding current parenting research.
So, I was looking into things and found one I really liked but I wanted to first speak with someone who’s more familiar with the course than I was, especially since it involves one-on-one training, which in turn, involves travel.
And guess what?
I found out that one of the people I’m in touch with nearly daily for blog outreach happens to have a strong connection with that company.
She’s said that she’d be available either Thursday or Friday for a quick phone call so that’s exactly what I’ll be doing.
This is precisely what happened before when I wanted to go to South Uist, everything just flowed and I met people who helped me get from where I was to where I wanted to go.
Is this a sign from the universe?
What or who made today unforgettable?
As always, LS was coming up with little statements that I found funny.
He’d just polished off his vanilla ice cream.
I was just starting on mine.
He gives me a cuddle.
LS: Mam, can I borrow your ice cream?
Me: (pregnant pause) Why?
LS: Because you’re nice to me.
Me (laughing): Do I get the ice cream back after you borrow it?
Me (curious to see what he’d do): Here you go. Now, I want it back.
LS: (looks at the spoon and then at me) I can’t, mam. It’s stuck in my belly.
You gotta love the ingenuity of that boy.
3 amazing things that happened today
1. I went for a walk in the woods – under duress initially because my son wanted to go for a walk. Then he promptly fell asleep and didn’t even get the chance to properly enjoy it.
2. My Balikbayan box was picked up and should arrive in 2 months – max 3. I’m super psyched! 🙂
3. I fell asleep super early and stayed asleep until 4 AM the next day. I didn’t even know when LS – who was right beside me – fell asleep. I felt well-rested for the first time in days. 🙂
How much stress did I experience?
A wee bit and it was mostly the physical stress of walking to the nursery to pick LS up and then walking back home.
The trip took more than an hour, probably even closer to two.
I was ready to collapse by the time I got home.
Did I do something that was out my comfort zone?
Not really, no.
What can I do better tomorrow?
Practise the art of going past resistance.