Recently I read an article that talked about Today is one of my favorite things to read. It is a guilty pleasure, because there has always been a fascination as to how people work, what makes them tick and the many different perspectives there are. Recently there was an article about the best traits for those who are mentally strong. Two of the characteristics were grit and curiosity.
I think another one, though it did not make the list, is perseverance. No matter what, you can’t give up, you must be able to dig your heels in and just do it.
Sometimes we need a break, so step away and clear our minds. This can do wonders for our mood, our perspective and our outlook. And then there are times to just take control.
I have taken several breaks lately, but I am thinking that is the wrong way to approach life right now. Instead of running away, or taking breaks, I need to dig my heels in deep. One of the best ways to get the To-Do list done, it to start doing it. So little by little, I will check off the list.
And already there is a good start: Belly dance and kickboxing classes have been started to help with exercise and getting back into shape. Things have been put into motion career wise and will soon take place. The rental house is coming together. I am getting ready to paint, and smaller things like laundry and cleaning out the garage are coming a long as well. I am studying grace and forgiveness, improving the frequency of my creative writing and planning the planting of the garden.
I am better when in motion, even though rest and relaxation do have their place. But what was I thinking running away, instead of facing the long list of To-Do? And after the list is done, before the next one is stated, that is when to get away, to celebrate, to enjoy.
Spring is here and Summer is coming, and if the timing is just right, all can line up perfectly. The time is now. Life is now. And I cannot wait, as a serge of optimism runs through me. Digging into life is going to be delicious.