-Do not wish to be anything but what you are and try to be
that perfectly. -St. Francis De Sales
Sept 12, 2002
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How did you do with your focus project for last month? If you
didn't finish it, appreciate the progress you did make. If you
have a lot to go on your project, keep it as your focus for
this month. Completing projects will give you energy. Most of
us are not tired because we do too much, physically. We are
tired because we have been procrastinating on all these to do's.
It takes less energy to mop the floor, then to think about mopping
the floor all week long.
One big trouble with doing nothing, is you can't stop to rest.
-Sunshine Magazine, 1963
Do you have a lot of projects started, but never finished?
Does your to-do list just seem to get longer and longer? Is
your mind so full of things you should be doing that you don't
even rest when you are resting?
1. List everything you have to do.
- Projects not completed
- Phone calls to make
- Goals you never finished
- Home projects not done
- Doctor's appointments to make
- Bills to pay
- Books you wanted to read
- Meetings to make
- Friends to see
- Relatives to write
- Papers to file
2. Decide which are things you really want to do and which
are shoulds that have no bearing on the life you actually want
3. Start going through the list and scheduling things. Don't
add new projects until some of the backlog is taken care of.
4. Every week, empty your head of projects and to do's. The
more backlog you get rid of, the more energy you will release.
Every procrastination becomes blocked energy.
5. Don't try to keep all your to do's in your head. Write
them down to free your brain to think of more creative and innovative
thoughts than I need to change the oil on my car.
A great book to read on this process is David Allen's Getting
If you need help getting rid of your incompletions, e-mail
me for a free e-coaching session at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Self-Care Tips for September:
· Visualize your ideal day
· Get rid of or fix five things you are tolerating
· Make a list of your ten favorite things to do. Do at least
one a week.
· Make those doctor's and dentist appointments
"May you live all the days of your life" -Jonathan Swift
Relationship Ideas for September:
· Don't gossip, not even a little bit
· Visit the cider mill with your family
· Start a conversation or correspondance with someone from another
· Chat over coffee with a friend
"Together...the most beautiful word in the language of love.
" -Douglas Savage
I encourage you this month to remember your pleasure, to imagine
your perfect fall and to concentrate on freeing yourself from
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