What are you doing? Nothing really...

What are you doing? Nothing really...

So I woke up at 7 and glanced at my watch. I didn’t have any specific obligations. It’s Sunday of a long weekend and my husband is out of town. Could I find a better time for self growth or self care? If I had been focused it would have been amazing!I could have done some yoga, meditated, blogged, gone for a walk in a new city, called a child or an old friend, worked on the next book, written an article to promote our present book, found a good concert or lecture coming up and purchased tickets. I wasn’t in a big hurry, no prior engagements for the next few hours so I chilled. Picked up my phone and did some stuff. Do I remember what? Not really. Deleted emails, checked out Groupon deals, just spaced out on the phone. Vegetated- and then kicked myself for wasting time.

I made a promise to myself and actually to a good friend who is an accomplished producer/director and mother and wife. I said “ Starting tomorrow I will write 2 pages, not random like my teacher Julia Cameron suggests, but specific, goal oriented, formatting my next workshop, promoting Awesome Aging. When? Every morning - first thing. Like morning pages with a mission. When am I starting? “Tomorrow!”” (that was today :( )

Can I blame it on the phone? I don’t think so. Its about making non-negotiable appointments with myself, because I am even more important than my dentist or the technician who does my mammogram. Because when I make an appointment with myself I mean business. Because I am a worthwhile, actually fabulous, person and I deserve respect! My time matters when I decide it does.