My trainer just came back from a conference where they emphasized getting your hapless victims customers to step outside their comfort zone. Yeah … after the butt-kicking he gave me there was no zone, no place and not even a lazy-boy of comfort to step away from. In fairness I think he actually went easy on me but I lived the good life while he was away and now it is time to pay up.
Anyway in an effort to follow his new mantra I did go out to buy wireless headphones so I can Zumba or Dance to the Oldies along with my TV and not be interrupted by rude people banging on my front door wanting me to stop the music. Now they will just get to hear the soothing sound of my off key solo singing and stomping to the oldies. I went to 2 stores with money in hand (a lot of $$$$) and I could not get service to save my life. I did get to try on the headphones so I figured out which ones I wanted, that was a plus. It worked out well in the end. I checked into purchasing online and found I could get them $50 cheaper with free shipping, so naturally I did some more online bargain shopping. I bought cat toys!!!! What is wrong with me!!! Don’t worry I have a cat, one cat not ten. He may have to look at de-cluttering his toys soon or maybe I’ll buy him a big toy box (maybe with a tufted cushion top for lounging).
Well I guess I better get back on topic. So naturally I completely forgot about stepping out of my comfort zone which was to become my mantra for the rest of the summer or at least for the week. Clearly this new mantra is too complex for me. First I have to examine what makes me uncomfortable. There is the death knell to that mantra right there. I will examine and contemplate and formulate at least long enough that I will forget what the topic was and start ruminating on something else. What is called for here is an idea that will stop my endless brain whirling before it can get started. I need a Nike “Just Do It”. All of IT? There is a lot of IT!!! I’m a procrastinator there is a lot of IT that needs doing!!! I can’t do it all!!! I don’t want to do it all! OK! New mantra. “Just Start!” As soon as you see something needs doing “Just Start”. Stop when you want. Change it up sometimes. If you start laundry well you have to finish the load, same with brushing teeth and shaving legs, maybe a few other things. Cutting the lawn, although I really am tempted to mow stripes and leave it and see what happens. I bet it will drive somebody crazy and they will cut my lawn for me.