What do you think?
Is the year Half Over?
Or is it Half Started?
From my point of view, 2021 is just getting going.
I feel SO energized because a few projects that were in the planning stages during the last couple of months including our youngest daughter’s wedding are in the rear view mirror.
Three weddings in three years – we are now out of unmarried children and replete with in-laws!
Our daughter’s wedding was not really that much work for me, but it was taking up a lot of my inner bandwidth. I was walking around with all sorts of thoughts about how to be helpful and available and responsive to the bride and groom as well as to the in-laws, guests and friends. I wanted to make sure that I was hitting my marks, showing up on time, wearing the right clothes and with my frizzy hair in check.
Our thoughts can be an energy drain.
I spoke to Miles Rote this morning from Scribe.com. Scribe is where I downloaded their free non-fiction book template that I have been using to organize the book I am writing for my 90 day goal (listen to Vedge Your Best Podcast 43 for more on that).
Miles shared a great expression, “Stewing is harder than Doing.” I love that.
“Stewing” – deliberating/ruminating/wondering – can seem to be thoughtful, careful, and responsible. But most of the time, it’s just very draining. For my daughter’s wedding in June, I had not decided on what I was going to wear either to the rehearsal dinner OR the wedding. Until the very day. In a way, I was thinking that I was going to be loose and chill and “in the moment.” But it really was much more tiring than having made a clear decision. So I was “stewing” for quite a while rather than “doing” the work of deciding and making sure the dresses were all set to go.
ALL THAT TO SAY….
it’s Half Time 2021 and I am feeling like July is a bit of a fresh start.
Would you like to join me in making some decisions?
For example I decided to keep my Minimum Baselines the same for a couple more weeks:
1. Lift my 35 pound kettle bell one time every day
2. Open my Google document and write one sentence every day.
Most days I do more. Much more.
But on those days when it feels like a hassle or I don’t have time or I’m distracted or I’m already dressed to leave the house and don’t want to sweat…. I can just walk over to that 35 pound kettle bell and… pick it up.
Done. (OK I can do a couple of squats with it. If I want)
So that’s what’s up with me… keeping the Minimum Baselines and noticing the urge to complicate the protocol.
The urge to make my daily task bigger or more aggressive in an attempt to be more “productive.”
And if you’re thinking a Minimum Baseline isn’t enough to change your trajectory and get you the results you want…
I am already noticeably stronger from the kettlebell.
I have written over 12,000 words towards my 90 day book goal.
I am showing up every day for my goals and so energized for the second half of 2021.
So, Vedge Heads and Vedge Your Besties, it’s Half Time 2021.
Get out there and enjoy. Anything, I mean ANYTHING can still happen.