Hi there! I hope everyone is well. I just wanted to check in and share some in-process photos of my next eBook. I am excited to launch Everyday Health: Summer in a few weeks! The previous two books have gotten awesome reviews and I am very grateful for the feedback and support. Each one in a new learning experience and the summer edition is coming together beautifully. And it tastes great too ;)
The other day I was feeling a bit drab. It’s hot in my house and the idea of getting up and cooking seemed terrible. I rolled around on the couch for a while as I considered being totally lazy and not working on the book. After about 7 minutes of that I got up, chugged some water and got busy in the kitchen. Within a few minutes I was chopping fresh herbs, taking notes and whipping up a new creation. At the end of the day I was glad that I made the decision to work on my dream instead of be a bum on the couch.
It is easy to think that because we love something and want it, we should never not want to do it. Since I love cooking and creating recipes I think I should be psyched 24/7 about it and it should never feel like work. Honestly I don’t know where that idea came from as it couldn’t be further from the truth. Accomplishing goals and pursuing dreams IS work. It is work that has rewards beyond what I can imagine in those moments when I just flat out feel lazy.
I’m sharing this here because this is an area I continue to look at in my own life and many of my clients are working on this as well. In order to achieve what we want to in this life we have to be willing to put in the effort and time. We also have to be willing to take care of ourselves in the process and know when to slow down and pause. It’s taken me a while to learn the difference of taking a break and being lazy ;) Most of my life I’ve been an ‘all or nothing’ type of person and that isn’t a way of living that changed magically overnight.
Sometimes working towards our dream means getting up and putting in the time. The cool thing is even if the task at hand isn’t your favorite, (like later today I have to type my handwritten/barley legible scribble recipe notes into a word processing program, so boring!) it is bringing you a few steps closer to achieving your goals. This is all part of the process and it’s good to be reminded that we don’t have to love every aspect, we just have to do it.
How are you working towards your dreams? What struggles do you face along the way? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Wishing you a lovely afternoon. See you back here tomorrow for a colorful Wellness Wednesday!