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Gratitude #20 - interest

I was going to call today's gratitude "engagement," but then I realized that could really be taken the wrong way and someone might think I had wedding bells in my future! [shudder] Anyway, I remember once my friend and I were talking about the word "busy" and how it bothered each of us. "I'm too busy" is often an excuse for "I'd rather not." And I hate it when people go on about how busy they are because they like to complain.

I LIKE being busy. It's boring to me if I don't have things to do. Today I was tempted to have a lazy day, and stay in my pajamas and watch Biggest Loser to get more reality show ideas for Magic Mansion. However, after a couple of episodes, I realized I have another re-release coming out tomorrow and I wanted to get set up for that, and I had about 4 hours of work to do on it. So much for my lazy day! But since I do indeed like to be engaged, busy, or interested in what's going on in my life, I'm okay with getting only half a lazy day today.

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krondr
Dec. 20th, 2011 07:39 am (UTC)
I remember your “too busy” post! I like being busy and I NEED to keep my brain engaged outside of work.
jordan_c_price
Dec. 20th, 2011 09:33 am (UTC)
When I meet a new person and tell them I'm a fiction writer, they almost always say either, "Wow, that's so creative, I'm not creative," or they want to write a memoir.

The memoir people then they tell me they really wish they could, they've been thinking about it forever, their lives are just fascinating, but they don't have time. Whereas if they worked on it for 15 minutes/day they'd at least have something to edit by the end of the year, so really they don't have the motivation/commitment/skills or whatever. They don't know where to start.
krondr
Dec. 20th, 2011 05:37 pm (UTC)
My friend always says it's about choices - you can choose to spend your time sitting on the couch doing nothing/whinging about not having time, or you can choose to do something about making time/changing your schedule to do what you want.
jordan_c_price
Dec. 21st, 2011 09:06 am (UTC)
My chiropractor recently said something like that too when he caught his kid watching a really dumb TV show. You have a limited number of hours in your life...and you're going to spend one on that?

I think your friend's statement is more about priorities and the chiro's is more about being mindful of how you spend your time rather than being on autopilot, but they're similar sentiments.
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