To Do List

‘I can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan, and never ever ever let you forget you’re a man. Because I’m a woman….W-O-M-A-N. – some ridiculous commercial

I may have been attracted to this idea because of the bacon since I have no clue why I ever let this imprint itself on my brain. But there it is, and when I let my mind take over with all the things on my to-do list let me tell you I can get overwhelmed pretty quick. In fact I have been known to look at my list, think OMG this is so stressful and then immediately leave for a yoga class. And then I go to yoga and I relax and well, not much gets done but I feel better.

Yesterday I looked at my list and thought…enough. I am grateful for all the opportunities that are presenting themselves to me and I am happy with my work and my life. What more do I need? And then I remembered it was Amazon Prime Day and well, that’s a different story.

Last night I stopped focusing on the list and thought what can I do to feel good right now? I opened up the fridge and started cleaning it out. I pulled everything out, ate a few raw cacao truffles, sorted through everything. cleaned and put it all back…and voila! I did something that wasn’t even on my list! But I felt good.

And so today I changed things around a bit. I focused on what I was in the mood to do and what would make me feel good. I started the day with a yoga class and by the end of the morning I had done 3 loads of laundry, washed sheets, vacuumed, started a few writing projects and created an amazing raw vegan pasta dish with gnocchi made from jicama and celery root as part of the class that I am doing with acclaimed raw food chef Matthew Kenney.

It took me a few tries to get the photography and the presentation the way I wanted but that was okay. I was focused and feeling good.

And tonight, I am making a list of all the things I did today and I’m feeling good!