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stream of consciousness and one dumb thing I used to believe in

This is day 14 of my 30-day writing challenge. I write every day to gain clarity. To rediscover my voice. To inspire. And bring value. I don’t edit so pardon my mistakes. Thanks for reading.

I am doing a stream of consciousness today. Cause I can’t choose one thing to write about. And as if to help me Danielle LaPorte asked  on her blog – what’s one dumb thing you used to believe in? I loved the question, so I’ll answer that as well to make this post as random as it can get.

Here we go.

I noticed myself scribbling notes in my moleskine while at a stop-light yesterday. And when the light turned green I kept thinking: “I need to hold on to this thought and finish writing it down at the next stop-light. Otherwise I’ll forget.” I am definitely back in business…

So many ideas. Reminder to myself – baby steps.

Carry a small notebook with you everywhere. Because ideas come and go. You need to capture them. You need to show the universe that you are paying attention. And then more ideas will come. And more Clarity. What you focus on expands, remember?

My green smoothies are the bomb. I’ll share everything I put in them later.  I used to juice. I would usually go on juicing marathons for a month or so. But, I tell ya, juicing is work. It requires will-power and lots of motivation. Not to mention time. Time is always just an excuse though. I simply don’t like the work involved.

But smoothies? Smoothies are easy. Just throw it all in the blender. 5 minutes and you are done. Including rinsing the blender. I love smoothies. My 5 year old loves them too. I make sure to put enough raspberries in his though to overpower the taste of spinach and other greenish stuff. That’s your valuable tip on how to make your kids drink your healthy smoothies.

I went to bed at 10pm last night. Baby woke up today at 5.50 in the morning. Me?  I felt good. I felt present and loving and grateful.

I am seriously thinking to become an early riser. I’ve been wanting to try it  for years. The belief about myself that I am a night person stands in the way. Maybe it’s just a belief. Maybe there is no such thing as a night person or morning person. I’ll never know until I give an early riser in me a fair chance.

Do you have a belief of being a night person? Does it stand in the way of you accomplishing more things and feeling better. Maybe it’s time to challenge your beliefs.

We are tracking our expenses/revenues this month here. To become more conscious about it. We made a spreadsheet and all. And write every little thing down. And it feels good. Feels like we are grown-ups who are responsible for their finances. I am embarrassed to admit, but this is the first time in my life I am doing it.

Do you need to grow up in your “finances” area? Just do it. It feels good.

I started this post at 7 am today. It is almost 1pm now. Doing things around baby’s naps is interesting. But I am so going to rock it.

Look what I have on the wall in front of me.

I will do all that I can, with whatever I have… It is my mantra now.

Just do what you can and let go. Don’t wait for perfect. Settle for good enough.

And to answer Danielle’s question, I asked Keith what one dumb thing he used to believe in. He read my thoughts and said:

“I used to believe that reaching my next goal will make me happy. Like get a bigger house, get a new job etc. It never does. External stuff never makes us happy. Not for long anyway.”

Bingo.

We know it. But do we really know it? And how often do we still fall into that belief. And then come up with a new goal to reach. And then a new one. And a new one. Maybe that next one will finally do it?

Does it mean we should not set goals anymore? Of course not. Progress and achievement make us feel good. Make us feel successful. But happy? Probably not. Not the ever-lasting happy for sure.

I know one way to reach happy.

Choice.

The choice to appreciate what you have now.  Because there is always something to be grateful for now. Always. And when you notice it, happy comes.

What are dumb beliefs you used to have?

And to finish the stream of consciousness…I loved this from Sarah Selecky today:

“The work of knowing what you know is not as simple as you think. Your subconscious works very hard to keep you from knowing what you know.”

Have a good day you all!

 

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