Can you relate to this scenario?
My week has already been a blur with countless Post-Its.
I’ve turned in a travel article right before the deadline, gone to the gym, did my taxes, went to my dentist for a cleaning, packed for an up and coming trip, celebrated my father’s eighty-third birthday, and contemplated what I was going to post here for Look Up Day while cooking my go-to easy dinner tortilla española.
Have you ever gotten to Friday and wondered where the week has gone?
I bet you have because I have.
Adding One More Thing to Your List
Whatever your list of errands or deadlines is, I’m going to give you some wise advice; write yourself another reminder.
I know just another thing to add to your to-do list as long as a CVS receipt, right?
Well, hear me out.
Write Yourself a Reminder to Look Up!
Whether on a Post-It note or on your Smartphone, write yourself a reminder to take a break and Look Up. Believe me, I’m not preaching to the choir nor calling the kettle black. I actually have a reminder on my phone at noon every day. I also write a Look Up post once a month as a larger reminder for me to pass on to you.
Look Up reminds us all to:
- Be in the moment, appreciating the beauty around us as well as hazards. In essence, be mindful.
- Find the upside in any situation. All wounds, hurdles, and hiccups turn into wisdom.
Now, I’m a serial multi-tasker. I’m trying to quit, but I’m an overachiever. I have to periodically remind myself to do one thing at a time, be in the moment, and breathe.
I know I’m not alone. So, I invite you to the Look Up Club.