Honoring time requires embracing certain truths: that time is precious and time is plentiful.
– Laura Vanderkam
I shouldn’t be doing this. It’s a Friday morning, 8:15am. And I’m still in bed.
I decided to solve another Sudoku puzzle from the NYTimes website instead of getting up.
My husband Jeff is already up. I smell cinnamon rolls cooking in the kitchen.
I have things I want to be doing today. Granted, I’d already finished the pressing things on Thursday. I’d worked hard during the week. I was extra tired by Friday morning.
But . . still here, still in bed . . . I’m now also eating cinnamon rolls.
I make the comment to Jeff, “Just one more cinnamon roll before I get on with the day.”
His response to me changed everything: “Maybe this IS the day.”
Of course. This is the day.
And this is how I’m getting on with it.
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When I read Ashley’s post about letting go of “shoulding” ourselves, I immediately related. And I thought back to my morning in bed. I’d told myself that morning I “should” get up; I “should” be productive; I “should” have already worked out, eaten breakfast, made the bed.
But sometimes we need to quiet our “shoulds.” At least evaluate why they’re popping up in the first place.
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