Friday, April 25, 2014

Why Not Now?

~ One Step At A Time | Jordin Sparks ~

We can procrastinate for an endless list of excuses, but why not empower ourselves to change our lives for the better now.  It doesn't matter what it is! I've written about procrastination before . . . it is like a ball and chain to hold you back from doing anything and putting it off until "tomorrow" . . .

The Captain and I spoke of goals yesterday and how they are small steps, one at a time toward the goal that in itself can be overwhelming.

"If we ask ourselves what we are really waiting for, however, we discover that there is no truly compelling reason why we should put off the pursuit of the dreams that sustain us."

So . . . why not now?

The perceived notion of there being plenty of time for "whatever" can be deceiving since we are not promised tomorrow.

We decided that by simply moving stuff around in one room will add so much dimension to the activities we have been limited to.  Bringing functionality back to my craft desk that overlooks the garden will allow me to get back into designing jewelry that my hands have been itching to do and give myself a place of serenity where my creativity can go where it wants to go.  

That in itself is mentally healthy. Suppressing creativity and merely writing about it has not worked for me.  I want to write about projects that I am working on, not necessarily what someone else is working on, although I have been using it as motivation and inspiration to get it going again.

So . . . having said all that, I will attempt to demagnify my rear end away from the chair that sits in front of the computer . . . right now!

Quotes from Daily Om . . . this post inspired by an article entitled "Waiting for Someday" 


Catherine said...

I am happy for you Gina. Now is always a good time to start what you have been dreaming about and wanting to do. You will feel happy for the fact that you are at a starting point and see where it will lead you.
Blessings dear. Catherine xo

Gina Alfani said...

Hey Catherine! You are so right . . . those little steps are so important as they lead to more and more of the goal. Thanks for the encouragement!

Blessings to you . . . Gina

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