My road trip ends today and I am taking a red eye back to the east coast.
I’d like to think I’ll be able to sleep through it.
But I am so amped up on this whole experience I’m not sure my brain will let my body rest.
You know those times and places in your life that have stuck so close to your heart for one reason or another? No matter how much time passes.
Our time in Carmel has always been one of those places for me.
It’s actually the place we lived the shortest amount of time. Joel was there for two years and I was there a few months less than that.
But it’s where Joel and I really got to know each other.
Looking back we were so young. And did so many fun things. And met amazing friends who I am so fortunate for.
This little trip down memory lane has been so awesome I don’t yet know how to express it.
And when I tried to think of the right thing that you need to know today I just kept thinking about one thing.
My favorite and most used organization trick - pick one day of the week to not schedule yourself for anything. I don’t mean the non-negotiable life obligations. I mean the honey-do lists and to-do lists and the “man I should get that stuff done” tasks.
Having that one day can reduce the stress level immensely. Especially when you’re juggling a bajillion things every other day of the week. And who isn’t?!?!
Honestly, I end up just as productive, if not more so, on that day than any other. And I think it’s because I end up doing what inspires me. Be it a project or a long walk with the dogs or a trip to the thrift store with the freedom of time to sift through all the things I normally skim over. Or all three of those things.
And I believe the reason that I think I’m equally productive is because I am accomplishing exactly what it is I want to be doing.
And what is more rewarding than that?
Oh, and that day that I try not to schedule myself for anything extra … Sunday.