I started this blog the day after Thanksgiving...
It's Friday after class. I just taught. I left the studio to pick up some posters, only to get to the Print Shop & remember that he's closed today.
I left the Print Shop to head home & remembered I had to go back to the studio. Tomorrow is our Open Studio event & I don't know how to issue gift cards in our system (sounds ridiculous, doesn't it?). I have to call tech support from the studio because I need to have access to the gift cards & scanner during the call (usually I call from home in the early morning or late night, when they're less busy).
So now I'm in the studio & I'm on hold with tech support. I have a limited window of time because I have to get home so my husband can leave for work. I do not like being on hold. The box in the picture has a printer in it that I ordered. It's been waiting to be unpacked for a few days now. If I have to be on hold, I might as well get something done, right? I want to unpack the printer & get rid of the box, so the lobby looks neat tomorrow. I want to tip the box over & pull the printer out - easy. Or not...all those darn styrofoam popcorn bits in the box will make a mess! They go everywhere, they break into little bits...it'll be more work. So I grab a garbage bag & start pulling the styrofoam out in small handfuls. It's painfully slow. I feel very impatient. I haven't even gotten that far when tech support takes my call.
I want to rush & get stuff done. I still have one more stop before I head home. And a bunch of loose ends to wrap up before tomorrow. But I know rushing won't help. Stuff will just be a mess...not just the styrofoam popcorns, but everything. And I'll just feel more stressed. Instead, I'll do my best to take my time. But I wish I had more time!!!
I held onto to the idea of not having enough time for quite a while...most of the Holiday season, I now realize, a little sadly. And then I listened to some Abraham & Law of Attraction & realized (once again!) that if I keep talking about what I don't have (time), it's not going to help...I was stuck in an attitude of scarcity. Talking about all I had to do & how little time I had.
Listening to Abraham helped me shift. I looked at my affirmations & found one that I hadn't looked at in a while "My life is full of abundance. Today I have time to do what I want - to channel my energy where I want"
The days aren't any longer. I don't have any less to do. But my attitude & approach is different. And it's my practice that's helped me do this. And today I had the time to teach, play, write & more...