'I get distracted when I see a fit boy' said Olivia in this year's Love Island epic...the funniest line out of the series and very honest too...made me LOL, PMSL, ROTFL
Distractions, or is it avoidance or could it be procrastination? That thing that prevents someone from concentrating on something else, erm, sorry what was that again (in walks fit boy), I just searched for more cat GIFs, they’re so funny…….. OK so point taken! Summer holidays is a breeding ground for getting distracted, don't I know it!
So, is it distraction or that good old word, procrastination? Or both? When the s@#t hits the fan because a) Your assignment is late b) You are late c) Late becomes the new early, then are the cat GIFs going to save your bacon? ‘Sorry it’s late, but there was this really cute Tabby cat in a sink, who could turn the tap on and then couldn’t figure out why it was getting soaked…hilarious’! Probably not and then you have a problem.
So, in my search for writing a blog versus checking my Facebook page, looking at Twitter and resisting the temptation to use my new whizzy Appy thing that logs, styles and organises my clothes/wardrobe /life, I wonder if I am not alone in my thinking and actions when it comes to distractions. Surely this is the norm, right?!?
Apparently, it’s an ‘instant gratification’ or ‘hedonic pleasure’ that we fall for, the logical mind versus the monkey mind. So, how do we fix it? How do we decide to make decisions based on long term goals that may ultimately lead to a happier, more fulfilled and organised person, and turn these amazing creative ideas that never seem to see the light of day into a reality?
One theory is to forgive yourself and be kind to the person you are, not berate your actions and pour a lorry load of negative talk and empty it into your monkey mind, who will then want to go do something naughty! It’s a bit like that weird analogy that the things you love eating or drinking are usually the things we end up being allergic to, but we can’t get enough and somehow are slightly addicted. The monkey mind likes a bit of ‘instant gratification’ and when the push comes to the shove will monkey mind prefer a Social Media distraction, or to sit and plan for a new career path? Or would monkey mind prefer cleaning the kitchen versus starting to organise a pending birthday event?
Another theory is to not think about it too much, you don’t have to be in the mood to do a task, job, chore or piece of work, ignore how you feel and get started. It works, try it….so if you haven’t got distracted half way through reading this blog, then you have done very well indeed, so can I ask you to do something for me, don’t think, do it….LIKE and SHARE my Blog, or even tag a friend who may find this entertaining, or is painfully true to their situation or it may support them or even you?
On a final note, if you have been thinking about your future or debating your present, but monkey mind keeps distracting you, then perhaps it’s time to pick up the phone or send an email to arrange a time for your FREE 30-minute consultation.
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Life coaching, barrier busting, career counselling whatever you would like to name it, covers anything and everything, so if you have a feeling that there is something you’d like to discuss with a person who is impartial, non-judgemental, confidential and kind, then don’t get distracted, get calling, I’d love to hear from you.
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The Old Oak
Thursday 6th September
Colours and style
The new season is all about the RED, so if you would like to know what shade of red to wear for your colourings, please get in touch. Had your colours assessed years ago and fancy a refresh, go to www.nowitsallaboutme.co.uk for details, what about style and shapes?
The Preloved Matchmaker
Get in touch if you have something in mind, maybe a wedding outfit or a designer handbag? Love a brand but would prefer it preloved prices? Going to a party, want to wear a new pair of heels, but would only wear them once and don’t want to spend the money on new shoes, I am your preloved matchmaker. I have a variety of lovely girls, my sellers, growing on a weekly basis, who I often message with certain requests. My wish list is growing, so please get in touch if there is something you need. If you would like to be one of my sellers, email email@example.com for a copy of my T&C’s.
Need a new, new outfit or want to check out the new season or current sales but would prefer a shopping BFF, then I’m your girl, just go to www.nowitsallaboutme.co.uk for details and how to book. All services include a half hour telephone call, to talk through your needs, to max out on shopping time.
Help is always at hand when it comes to a de-clutter, need that advice, want storage solutions, require assistance with bulging drawers and over flowing wardrobes? It’s more than just a big tidy up, it’s empowering and liberating, plus you can sell items at one of my preloved events!
I love a cami, can't get enough of them in every colour, but needed
a better way to store them.
What's this??? My handy storage solution giving you more space ,
can you guess what I've done?
I cleared an entire drawer of camis on to a hanger, more space!
Enjoy the rest of the summer holidays, hope you are having lots of fun.