Off the weekly work grid
And ever so lazy
Winter feels officially over in Montreal. The weekend sky is blue, the sun is shining, the air is a lot warmer and the snow has melted (lots of snow still in the Laurentians). In spite of what should be energizing with this great weather and sweet smell in the air, I'm feeling lazy. I just don't feel like doing very much.
Admitting laziness for me is akin to facing the fear that every ounce of ambition, willpower and motivation I own will slip-slide away and I will be trapped in Dante's slackerhood inferno if I don't get cracking, moving and doing. In short, if I am not productive I am doomed.
Thankfully, I'm in the grip of this irrational idea for only a few fleeting moments because I'm a natural at cognitive reframing: I can change my mindset and find the positive or alternative explanations for most negative ideas.
I reframe by reminding myself that:
Regardless of your personal and professional challenges, it is necessary to lessen the unsustainable pressures and demands for output, productivity and efficiencies, especially when off the work grid for a few days!
What I have done today amounts to this:
My family, relationships, movement, nature, flexibility of mind, exploration of alternative perspectives & openness are central to my life.