The alarm goes off. I press snooze. I press it again. One, two, three! Again. I am late for work. I need to rush like a lunatic. Next morning I do the same.
“In all of modern history, no single invention has so perfectly captured the perverse power of the mind to defeat its own best intentions as the snooze button.”
I have a degree. PhD in procrastination. I make the most ambitious lists at 11pm. The lists that include starting the day with yoga, a glass of lemon water and listening to a podcast in Spanish while eating breakfast. Breakfast where I am not rushing, but being mindful.
I am brilliant at coming up with all kinds of ideas and plans. I tell about it to my best friend, who is always so encouraging and listens to the poetry of list-making. Bless her. She never judges and says I am lovely. I love her.
It is good to be surrounded by encouraging people, but I feel that sometimes I need that kick in the ass. If you also do, please, watch this TED talk presented by Mel Robbins, a wise life couch and inspirational speaker. She talks about the magic of acting on your ideas in 5 seconds. The 5 second rule.
I have asked my family and friends to share their ‘to do lists’. Not much luck. Some of them changed the subject while others just ignored me.
I have found a stranger’s shopping list. I have also dug out some of my old diaries as I have way too many. I keep collecting them. Reading them is like the best stand up comedy. I am the comedian.
I hope you are obsessed with living and not list-making.