Taking out the (mental) trash…

Do you ever think, while taking out the trash, “I feel like I just did this yesterday? Last week just flew by…where did it go? What did I do with it? Is this what my life has become? Before I know it, I’m going to be dead and I’ll have nothing to show for it, except a bin full of trash waiting at the curb.” You haven’t thought that?! Oh yeah, me neither….except yesterday.

Yesterday, I was dragging the trash and recycling to the curb, when that exact thought entered my mind. It was depressing and it caught me off-guard…

I mean honestly, what did I do last week? I didn’t even scratch the surface of my goals list, or really make an effort to follow the “Live Your Best Life” mantra. Instead, I stood in front of my computer for 8+ hours each day, editing and emailing. Mostly because I had to, but partly because I didn’t really have anything better to do. Yeah, I said it: I didn’t have anything better to do. How sad is that? Now, of course it’s not true, but somehow when the work-monster takes hold, I believe that IT is the most important part of my life. And, I very quickly forget that there’s more to life than that. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I LOVE work and there’s nothing more I’d rather do…in my WORK-life, but the problem comes in when I start to believe that this is my ENTIRE life.

Part of the reason I wrote about my goals and made a list of things to do to “Live My Best Life” is because the work monster is alive and well in my life, right now. And so, when I take out the trash, and I have a moment to think, I quickly realize the balance has been thrown off.

So today, I pledge to not let my life become so out of balance that I have another “trash dragging” moment (at least for a good while). And, I pledge to tackle my  goals list for this month, and I pledge to stop…right now…and be present to the fact that this is my one life… OUR one life, so I better make the most of it.

Well, what are you waiting for?!!

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