What Do You Do For You?
It's a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Weather man said it's going to get up to 78 degrees. Current temp is 79. The sun is shining and I want to go out and stand in the middle of the parking lot just to get out of the house. But, no can't do it...
Under a few self-imposed deadlines and I must have willpower and discipline. Besides, I wouldn't be in this tight crunch if I'd stayed in the other night instead of going out at the last minute for dinner and a movie (Iron Man), it's my own fault...I should suffer.
Recently I went to this seminar in California . My favorite part was listening to this speaker that talked about making the most out of your time, how to be efficient, get things done and not be distracted or allow others to distract you from your daily tasks. It reminded me of Tim Ferris's book the 4-hour work week. Another one of those self help this is what you should do to live a better life kind of books. I loved it, listened to the entire 8-hours of audio and swore that I was going to put some things into practice.
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So, it's only natural that 3-months and one seminar later I am practicing what I learned. Today I tried this thing called the 60-60-30 rule. That when you set aside a specific time (set a timer), do work for that time, take a break, (set timer again), get back to work, (you get the idea).
I'm happy to report that today has been the most productive day that I've had in a very long time. Is it just me or is our attention spans getting shorter and shorter? Do you have to schedule everything or are you spontaneous? How does this spill over into your dating habits? If you're currently in or when you were in a committed relationship, did you plan time for yourself with and without your mate? What kind of things did you do?
My thing is baths. I love a nice hot bubble bath. I also get at least one massage a month. It helps with my circulation (from sitting for hours writing all day). Besides, my massage guy is better than any dream I've ever had, except that one when I'm waken up in the middle of the night, blind-folded and taken out into the balcony of my apartment...oh, never mind... that wasn't a dream.
Sometimes I feel a little bad that I can't spend as much time hanging out with friends, okay, perhaps bad is a strong word. I don't know what it is about me, but I'd rather work than just about anything else, with the exception of having sex, taking a bath and getting a massage. I know that there are other things in life. I just have to force myself to do them.
I've almost given up multi-tasking. My man didn't appreciate my interpretation of work hard /play hard. I'm sorry, I can't always control when great ideas hit me. Can you blame me for wanting to write down a few things? It's not like I broke the connection or anything. And they say that women are sensitive.
Anyway, I want to recommend to my brothers and sisters a nice spring pick me up. We all have to do this at least once this month. Pick a day that you can have at least two hours of "you" time. Whatever is your favorite thing to do; I want you to do that thing and take a picture. Then post it on your profile. Note: if it involves being naked...take two pictures. Just kidding... make those private .
If you can't spare two hours for yourself, than try one hour or 30-minutes. Something for you and only you and then come back here and tell me what you did and share your pictures with us.
Leticia says...only when you are great to "you" can you become "good" for someone else.
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