Thursday, January 21st, 2010
* Quick note: I’ve decided not to do a video this week. I want to create more value with my videos and that means figuring out how to make the videos more dynamic and interesting.
Where we are free to talk about the hard, the fun, and the beautiful of our work week.
My desk is a mess. I’ve been putting off my organization until tomorrow too many times. I’m not proud of this, but there always seems to be something else better to do.
My systems are breaking down.
Instead of doing what I know is right I’ve been choosing the easier route. This route is easy in the present moment, but harder in the long term.
I have to be more diligent about putting away that piece of paper instead of just throwing it on my desk. The hard part is figuring out how to stay motivated to do the little things.
You probably struggle with this too in some area of your life. Maybe you have trouble with exercising on a regular basis or getting up on time to get to work. Whatever your struggle with, it all comes down to connecting with what is right.
I’m creating next week’s theme from this week’s challenges. I want to simplify how I handle the information in my life, so that it’s easier to make the right choice. When I have a piece of paper in my hand, instead of just placing it on my desk, I will connect with the pain that lies ahead (what happens if I don’t do the simple task of organizing now), so it motivates me to be more organized.
You should also think about how you can adjust to a daily challenge in your life. How can you find a way to connect with what is right instead of choosing the easy way out?
Alright let’s begin…
Knowing when to relax and when to try a little harder.
I’m still working with my work rhythm. There are some weeks when I’m a go getter and I knock out a bunch of work, and then there are other weeks when I struggle to get a few things done.
I’m trying to write more guest posts, but with a full-time family, full-time job, and trying to leave room for a social life, I’m having trouble finding my rhythm. I need to find my rhythm earlier in the day so I can knock the work out and do whatever I feel like doing later in the day.
I guess I’ve always felt like this. Working with these emotions isn’t easy.
Working with some friends on a project.
We laugh and share stories. This time together helps me realize that relationships are so very important to enjoying what we do.
I could have been scooping up little dog poops all day long with these people and it would still be fun.
My wrist guard.
I’m on the computer a lot. I’m at the computer at my day job and then I come home to help all of you to become happier at work at my computer.
On the weekends I’m on the computer again. That’s a lot of keystrokes and mouse clicks that can cause pain even in the strongest of wrists.
I wear a wrist guard whenever I’m at the computer. It helps reduce my strain and I’m able to relax my wrist and arm while working on the computer. I linked to this wrist guard on Amazon.
I don’t use it, but it looks exactly like the one I do use, so it should help. If you do buy it, yes I get a couple bucks.
We are lucky to live in a society where we can get support for any part of our aching body.
What about you?
What has been hard, fun and beautiful in your life? I’ll see you in the comment section.
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* Tess over at The Bold Life has a great guest post called How to Build a Winning Work Ethic. It’s not the advice we always want to hear, but we should really listen.
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