Yeah, I said it, get out of my way. But the person who needs to get out of my way is ME. I get in my own way all the time when it comes to doing things for myself – things that bring me joy and make me happy. I procrastinate…my closet is never more organized than when I have something “frivolous” for myself to do. I blame my “responsibilities.” Soooo much to do, floors, kitchens, bathrooms to clean, laundry, bills to pay, food to buy. Especially when what I want to do is actually fun – I have a hard time putting it over my responsibilities. I expect the worst…so I spend a bunch of time in risk avoidance mode, contingency planning, second guessing myself – trying to prevent being disappointed, or hurt. So how’s that working for me? Gotta tell you…not so great. I feel boring and serious way to often!
I’m good and setting crazy goals and hitting the mark, especially in my sports. Why is it so hard for me to set plans for myself? I get in my way, that’s why. I end up feeling like it’s silly to go away for the weekend, to take myself out, to get a massage…stuff that is all good for me, that would really make me happy and bring me joy. Now, I’m not 100% dull, I do get out, I do have friends, but man ‘o man, I’m a chicken when it comes to doing things to take care of me, to be loving to myself.
So I need to get out of my way. The same way that I set goals for my sports – and I have big ones this year, I need to set goals to take care of me. To spoil me ‘cause no one else is doing it! What should be at the top of my list? A massage after my next half marathon next month? A weekend away to refresh myself after a particularly challenging day I have coming up? A drive to the coast for the day – swim in the Bay? All I think, and more. I want to dream bigger – indulge myself in other things besides shoes (though I bought a super cute pair of sandals just a little bit ago! I do love shoes). So move over Lisa, there’s fun ahead.