How to call B$** on yourself

I carry a notebook with me wherever I go. 

It’s my back-up brain in that all of my to-do items and meeting notes, brainstorms and ideas are inside. I’d be lost without it.

For the past six months, there’s been one to-do item on the list every single week.

That’s approximately 24 to-do lists.

There have been countless post-it notes with this same to-do item tacked in key places – my bathroom mirror, my closet mirror, in my digital calendar as a stand-alone appointment.

To no avail.

This morning after showering, I decided today is the day. I will take one step in the direction of completing this today.

And then I went for it. Taking the path of least resistance, I picked up the phone. 

The entire interaction lasted just under twelve minutes and the to-do was resolved. There was no heavy lifting on my part, literally, nothing physical involved. Siri even dialed for me.

The customer service representative did all the work. I simply sat there and then took the dog for a short walk while she worked in the background and asked the occasional question.

The only thing in my way for the past 24 weeks was my brain telling me this was a huuuuge project, it was soooooo time-consuming, it was suuuuuuper complicated.

None of which are true.

My brain conjured up all this nonsense and I bought it hook, line and sinker.

And then I called myself out. 

Some days, it’s what needs to be done. In the most loving way of course.

To say I’m pleased as punch is an understatement.

Because now there’s mental space for something else to seep in…

One thing’s for sure, it won’t be there for 6 months.

Be well.
Stacey (+Sarah)

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