It’s FRIDAY!!! I love looking forward to having a chilled and relaxing Friday night. Chrissy (my big sis) came over after work in plans of heading to the pool. We ALMOST changed our minds to grab some good eats but instead we got our butts in gear, walked over the bridge and went for a swim. We showed up!!! My blog from yesterday helped inspire me to go today – that’s hilarious! I actually signed up for a 10 time punch card. I am so proud of myself! Now I have to go. Signing up definitely has motivated me tonight! I forgot how good it feels to swim. The hard part for me is getting there, but MAN what a great workout!
We were walking back from dinner and I asked Chrissy for some inspiration for my blog tonight, since I was feeling tired and truthfully, just plane out lazy. She thought about it for a minute and then said, “Sometimes it’s harder to cancel plans then it is to actually show up”. I thought about it for a while, and am glad that I asked my big sis for her advice. So true! Do you ever find yourself wondering what to say to someone you’re cancelling on? Hummimg and harring over what you’re going to say on the phone, or how you’re going to make them feel. You almost begin to feel anxious about just thinking about cancelling. And then, when you do cancel you are thinking about it the whole evening because you feel like you maybe made the wrong decision. We all know these feelings I’m sure. They don’t feel too great.
I was starting to go through these thoughts in my head over tonight’s blog. Same as hummimg and harring about whether or not we should swim tonight. What made us go was knowing that we would feel so much better AFTER the fact. If we would have cancelled, it would have felt okay at first but I’m sure we would have been regretting it after. Same with this blog post tonight. It would have felt good going to bed 20 minutes earlier, but in the end it’s only 20 minutes. I feel good writing it now, and it’s actually easier than thinking about “should I or shouldn’t I”. Such a waste of energy. Just do it already!
The next time you’re thinking of cancelling, let this thought go through your head – sometimes it’s easier just to show up then it is to cancel. Even just showing up for a few minutes shows that you made the effort. The plus side to this – usually once you get there, you’re glad you did.
Smile with your heart!