Do I have to?

Aaahhhh… all I want to do right now is go to bed, but here I sit at my computer thinking about what to write. It’s not that I don’t want to write, it’s just today was incredibly uneventful.

I watched movies ALL DAY LONG… minus my weekly ritual of having breakfast with my dad. But that was only an hour of my time. The rest of the day was spent on my couch. And you know what, it felt freaking fantastic.

It a very rare occasion that I can stop and do absolutely nothing. But it was awesome. Now I’ll be honest, there were a couple of times where my “Mean Girls” self was wanting me to read a book and do work, but deep down in my heart, I know I needed a day like today.

It amazing what you can convince yourself to do when you really stop and have a conversation with yourself. For example, this morning  I celebrated on Instagram that I had successful written in my Five Minute Journal everyday for the last month. It felt good. Every morning and again every evening, I take a moment to be gracious for something good in life. Since starting this practice, I can honestly say I have not had a bad day since. Yes, I still have my moments of doubt but overall I go to bed happy and wake up with excitement for what the day will bring. I highly recommend the journal… great small investment to feeling great.

So the reason I bring that small victory up is because that moment of celebration gave me the encouragement to sit down at 9pm at night and write. It gave me the strength to say, “hey you just did 30 days of gratitude… you can sit and write for a couple of minutes.” So here we are. I could have easily… stayed on the couch, watch my 6th movie of the day, probably fall asleep on the couch without writing, but I challenged myself. Challenged myself to take action when I really didn’t want to. 

I think that’s the key to success in life. There will ALWAYS be days where I just don’t feel like doing anything productive, but in order to really breakthrough some of our challenges, its necessary to take action, even if all you do is ONE thing… DO it! You will feel empowered beyond measure. Not going to lie, I’m pretty pumped with myself right now. I might actually give myself a big pat on the back and say good job. Today was a good day. (even if I sat on my couch the entire day. 😉


Btw, the movies I watched…

  • Me Before You… tear jerker for sure.
  • Snowden… fell asleep for a part in the middle but overall good.
  • Citizenfour… crazy to think this really happened.
  • Bad Moms… needed a good laugh after all the drama with Snowden.
  • Loving… good movie, I’m always a fan of movies that tell a true story.

AND NOW… I’m going to bed.