Okay, so maybe Mr. Lively didn’t say relax, but I like him better than Frankie. Either way, the point still stands. I sit here today in an “lull day.” I’m currently sandwiched between a big Jess LC initiative launched yesterday and an important bag appointment(!) on Friday.
Given that I also have had the rock star help of Susie, Melissa, and Kat, we are on top of a lot of other daily Jess LC maintenance.
So here I sit. In a bit of a lull before a storm of bags.
And at first this morning, I was uncomfortable with this waiting period. I felt like I should be “doing something.”
Thoughts like “Millions of people are busy working today, I should be too.” “Something must be wrong if I’m not feeling inspired to tackle some totally new objective to fill the time I have today.” “If I’m not driving ahead with something on this Tuesday, March 22nd, the business must be falling behind.”
Needless to say, the thoughts were unsettling.
But then I stood back. I reflected.
Q: Why am I running my own business in the first place?
A: So that I can design my life with intention in order to fulfill my purpose (helping other people design their lives with intention). So that I can enjoy my life, have a balanced life, and not define my success by other’s expectations.
None of that answer has anything to do with the fearful thoughts running through my head this morning. And so with grand proclamation:
I am going to enjoy this day. I intend to complete a few things I want to do for the business, take Susie to lunch, and start a cross-stitching project.
I’m going to give myself the permission to design my day with the intention of joy.
Who knows, doing new and different things might inspire a new business idea… or at least a fresh take on business as usual tomorrow.