I’ve been taking part in the Insight Timer’s 30 Day Affirmation Challenge. There was one particular affirmation that hit me between the eyes; “Today I will live and not simply be productive.”
I’m a to-do list sort of gal, even though I know I’m a human “being” not a human “doing”, I get caught up in the getting things done of my structured brain. I love checking all the tasks of the day off. In my defense I also schedule things like bike rides, kayaking and getting together with family and friends. However the key word is schedule. This affirmation made me reexamine my to-do list and my dependency or obsession with it. I’m going to try and be a bit more spontaneous. In fact early yesterday morning I had forgotten to pick up a few groceries. Later in the day I had an appointment, after which I stopped by a local BaJa restaurant and got take out to eat in the park. Something I haven’t done in ages. The spontaneity felt great. I was living not being productive.
So take my lead and do something that makes you feel alive that doesn’t appear on your to-do list.