Have to Be Inspired!
I’ve been having a lot of fun today – probably because I’m avoiding a couple of big projects! The beauty of productive procrastination! And I’m a little worried about election day coming up- down in the doldrums one minute and hopeful the next. This roller coaster is not helping my mental health. So why not cheer myself up while I procrastinate?
Thought you might like to try this out for yourself. This exercise put things in perspective for me and will be my visual reminder of the “LAYERS OF JANET”. It’s the Hell Yes to I Don’t Wanna spectrum.
I got thinking about the things I jump at any time – The HELL YESES! vs the things I resist I DON”T WANNA! Turns out when I do the one I resist the most, I am truly rewarded. And there are 2 more layers I added that seemed to paint a clearer and richer picture for me.
The reason I put this down on paper is to confirm my values and my passions and, of course, to make a pretty chart! What was most helpful was to realize that those things I resist the most sometimes are the most satisfying after I do them. And those things that I’ll do anytime may be fun and energizing or they may be a pleasant distraction from the stuff I need to do. You know, the old avoidance tactic.
Here’s my chart….I wrote down more on a separate piece of paper expanding on why I chose each thing and why it’s in one of the four layers. Here’s to a Hell Yes!
Now it’s your turn! Have fun and PLEASE report in/comment on the post itself about how this helped you. OR improve it for me.