Are you easily distracted? My brother and I always refer to my mum as a “magpie” because she is addicted to shiny things. She has no need of them but she likes them… it frustrates the heck out of my brother but it just makes me chuckle. What I’ve realised is that I’m a magpie too, not in the same way as my mum, I have an “all that glitters” policy that stops me from being sucked in by shiny material things, no my magpie tendencies are for ideas, adventures and happenings… I get distracted.
I have a time management tool that attempts to keep me on the straight and narrow, one where I allocate optimum time for the projects that are important to me, time dedicated to seeing clients, my mum has a day and there’s me time, and what advertisers would call “white space” in the diary which can be filled with friends, socialising or any of the previously listed things depending on how the mood takes me… but I get distracted… not from the stuff that’s dedicated to others, clients, mum etc. Those are commitments that are sacrosanct, but I’m really good at giving away my time for me and the projects that are important to me!
Why is that?
Why is it that we sacrifice our own stuff for everyone else’s? What’s doubly annoying in my case is that most of my projects are for everyone else… divine service requires me to get my head down and do the work so that I can deliver the Grail to all of you in a much more comprehensive way than just my regular posts. There are programmes and training, meditations requiring recording, website reviews and a book all in progress but then I get distracted… Principle 1: I AM God is about recognising your own self worth and in doing so, embracing the concept that you too are important… your stuff is important… Principle 4: I AM Truth means that what you have to say, the world needs to hear (whether it chooses to listen or not is simply the opposite aspect of the same Principle).
Have you ever noticed how the universe has a way of making you sit down and take notice when you’re off plan? Well this week I was all set to go off to a shiny workshop all about dragons but the universe had other ideas and decided to bestow me with a great gift… the lurg! I went viral at around 3am on Saturday night/morning (not in a social media sense I might add) and I’ve been under self-imposed quarantine ever since, running the highest fever I’ve had in about 3 years… but did I lay down and die? Normally I would have but I saw a fabulous opportunity, I’m now up to date, back on track and on schedule with all those projects I’ve been avoiding and I feel really proud of myself for turning things around.
I guess the moral of this story is not to let yourself get sick before you realise that you and you’re priorities are exactly that: priorities, and are just as important as those of the people you’ve made commitments to.
Principle 6: I AM Self-Full benefits everyone in the long term… give in to self care… or the world will force you to.
More later… (hopefully once I’m out of quarantine) x