September 2002 Newsletter
-Do not wish to be anything but what you
are and try to be that perfectly. -St. Francis De Sales
Sept 12, 2002
Welcome to Encouraging Words monthly newsletter. This
FREE newsletter is designed to encourage you in creating
a life so joyful and authentic, you radiate. Please pass
it along to friends you would like to inspire.
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 to live.
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
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 Things Done.
If you need help getting rid of your incompletions,
e-mail me for a free e-coaching session at email@example.com.
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
· 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 incompletions..