Monday, August 1, 2011

Monthly Goals: Patience, Patience, Patience

Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.
- Saadi.

That quote has been on my refrigerator for over a year and on most days I can't follow it.

My boss is on vacation this week so I am covering some of this workload; specifically the Photoshop portions since no one else in my department likes the program. Unfortunately while I understand the mechanics of the tasks, I don't have a colorist's eye or understanding of balance. I spent over five hours today on two tasks. Five hours. I grew so impatient and upset with myself and without my boss around I didn't have anyone to ask (I even hit up the interns that are still in college and should be Photoshopping).

This is a recurring theme in my life - I am constantly impatient with myself. I hurt myself because I don't slow down, because I don't take precautions, because I assume "if they can do it, why can't I?" I forget practice precedes perfection and Google is just an enabler.

So this month I am slowing down. I will adopt lethargic ways and try to focus on just one task at a time:

1. No Jeans - its summer! Dresses and capris unless exercising or gardening
2. 5 Homemade meals - I get home between 7-8pm so my eating patterns are garbage
3. 10 Exercise days
4. Guided meditation - aren't podcasts fun?
5. Outdoors - See Summer Comment. I've been so busy moving and working I haven't been to the beach, a lake or even a park ALL SUMMER.

Mostly I need to slow down and relax this month. The air is cooling down, the flowers are still blooming and if I give myself the opportunity fun is to be had :)