Working from home the days can pass by quickly, and it is difficult to stay on track. I practice the fine art of self bribery at many levels to stay on track. I am not at all morning person in the winter, so today after a light meditation buried safely in my mountain of pillows and duvets I set a goal for the day and myself a reward for achieving it.
It's regarding a file I have neglected for months and months, a tedious amount of paperwork that has been shifted from place to place on my desk but never tackled. I made doing that research and sending off the file my project for the day and my reward was going to be to book a massage or see a film once it was complete. When my boys are with their Dad I have the luxury of full days to fill however I please if my work is done.
Sipping my coffee and going through email I was happy to see a new newsletter from Jodi Scott my life coach who has grown into a trusted friend. It happened to be related to what I just did bribing myself but blew the subject wide open.
In the past I would have thought so but this happens all the time since I stepped out of my comfort zone. I am seeing more and more the synchronicities in life everywhere around me and I find it so inspiring. Like all things that get me excited I started a Pinterest board to gather everything I can about the concept, synchronicities love board on Pinterest .
Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events that are apparently causally unrelated or unlikely to occur together by chance, yet are experienced as occurring together in a meaningful manner. The concept of synchronicity was first described in this terminology by Carl Gustav Jung, a Swiss psychologist, in the 1920s. See how everything is connected. - from http://www.sincronico.it/
Now back to the glorious Jodi and her wisdom. Sorry I am such a scatterbrain! As usual my curiosity has taken the idea of a quick share and got me wondering on so many levels. For now I encourage you to think about the question below Jodi poses and click on the continue reading highlight to be redirected to her web page and benefit from the full piece. You will not be disappointed and will learn a great deal about yourself and some of your patterns.
Are You Cheating Yourself of Happiness?
There is healthy self-control and then there is taking Delayed Gratification too far...to the point of cheating ourselves of happiness.
We all learned Delayed Gratification from an early age.
We couldn’t have the cookie until we put away our toys.
We couldn’t go out to play until we finished our dinner.
We couldn’t go swimming until we waited a half-hour after eating.
Delayed gratification makes sense in that sometimes we do need to complete one thing before moving onto the next...healing from one relationship before beginning another.
And sometimes we need to accomplish one thing before receiving another...forgiving ourselves before being able to forgive another...making the money then buying the Louboutins.
But then there is another kind of Delayed Gratification that doesn’t make sense.
for more I have written regarding work with Jodi and her juicy wisdom see these links...
(don't ask me why they aren't showing up in the related articles box in a pretty and clean way like they should. I find it super frustrating but I am letting that go for today...if I don't I am never going to make it for a massage!)