It’s amazing…I’m driving down the road and on comes a song I totally can belt out…’Red, red wine.’ You know the one, right? I start grooving, singing the chorus like I’m performing to the passerbys, and just like that, after 2 minutes, I’m done. Next, please. Okay, Cyndi Laupert, ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.’ I get through what the mom says she’s gonna do with her life, then what the dad says and…I’m done. Moving on, please. And this is how it goes. This is possibly why I can’t manage to focus on a single, solitary thing in my life. By the way, can we tell what kind of music I’ve been into lately? It’s like I step into a time machine every time I take a ride. It’s great…while the first two minutes are going! lol
I think technology has put us in such a place where we can skip things that bore us. Can I see a show of hands that remembers waiting all day to hear a song play on the radio? With their Radio Shack recorder ready to press ‘record’? Actually I do have to wait for the song to finish lately because it is on the archaic radio station, but typically I listen to Spotify and I’m like two minutes, then skip. The same goes with my computer tabs. I’ve got a gazillion open at all times. Flipping and flopping. It’s a real problem. Same goes for my brain. I just took a shower and the whole time I’ve got 20 ideas, things, recipes, Amazon cart lists…you name it, swirling in my head like a helicopter without a landing pad. It’s exhausting!
So I did a thing yesterday. I think I’ve discussed mindfulness before on here. But yesterday I woke up and purposely became mindful of my day. My children. My hours. I left work at work. (which isn’t the greatest since I’m self-employed and people need me almost 24 hours, constantly) But I did. Every time my phone rang, I was like ‘whatever.’ And it made for the most amazing day. I thought of whatever was in front of me. My kids, in particular. And for like the first time, they didn’t stress me out. They really shouldn’t as much as I allow them to. They’re kids, for crying out loud. They have needs. Okay, so I don’t really need to see that deposit you made in the toilet. Just wipe and carry on with yourself. But, I let it roll yesterday. And I liked it a lot!! I just might try to do that more often.
I’ve been running a contest all month! I know, right? And I must’ve not been in the moment or I would’ve mentioned it sooner. Anyway, you’ve got 2 days to enter to win an Amazon card. So here is the link! I wish you luck and have a great rest of your week. 😉