When I was a kid, growing up in New Mexico, one of the things I enjoyed was a shopping trip to Sante Fe! I loved the pueblo-style atmosphere, and the colorful shops full of Southwest art & jewelry.
I remember laughing when I found a poster cartoon that was titled "Done In by Sante Fe Style" (similar to the one I shared above), with a lady on the ground and X's on her eyes. It cracked me up!
Now a days, that's the way I can feel about all my personal development tools...Done in by personal development!
I've collected a lot of great processes...the problem is my mind has them ALL cataloged as something I SHOULD be doing.
Nothing like setting yourself up for failure, UGH!
A fun idea popped up for me this week, and I'm loving it so much, I have to share.
Make a numbered list of all your "shoulds" for self care (or whatever is overwhelming you). Here's a sample of mine:
Meditation (Insight Timer, Mala Beads, Oprah & Deepak)
Put on music and dance
In-vision (visualization exercise)
Call a friend or support person
You get the idea (I currently have 28, and the list is growing...)
Now here's the fun part...delegate! Ask Google (or your favorite random number generator) to pick a number between 1 and __!
Take 15 minutes or so to DO it.
Give yourself a pat on the back! You delegated, got out of overwhelm, and took some time for your benefit!
For some inspiration, check out the fun I had with this idea in my short "Taming The Should List" Facebook live video from Mon May 18.
Would you like a selection from my list?!
Send me a number between 1 and 28
I'd love to hear from you!
Picture credit: Poster of drawing by Jerome Millord