Today I was sitting here at the computer working on some things that totally do NOT motivate me. I mean I was just about to cry out of frustration! All I could think was, I don’t want to work on this anymore. Then it occurred to me. I DON”T HAVE TO! No one is making me work on those projects. It is only out of some sort of warped sense of personal obligation that I was forcing myself to work on the project to begin with (sort of like when I start a book and it is terrible but I make myself read it anyhow…. but that’s a topic for another post).
Yep, its true! Realizing this helped me figure out that you don’t HAVE to do a lot of things. No one can make you. You have free will. I find this liberating and considering how obstinate I can be at times, it’s kind of amazing that I just figured this out.
So, look at your To-Do list for the day (if you missed my brilliant post on to-do lists and sharpie markers check it out now at Sharpie Love). Do you really have to do all of it? How much of it brings you joy? How much of it can you cross off and let it go? Go on, get your Sharpie out and get to it!