Can you guess what deal I made with myself?
Following last Sunday’s breakfast on the patio, I found myself lingering there much longer than normal. From my shaded haven, I enjoyed fresh air, sunshine, perfect temps, and scads of natural beauty. Quite simply, I didn’t want to leave it. To do’s beckoned, though (actually, it felt more like a demand than a beckon). Namely, that morning’s planned tasks were to: 1) draft Thursday’s speech for my Toastmasters’ gathering; and 2) finalize the agenda and materials for an art journaling workshop I volunteered to conduct during the local Girl Power Tween Camp next month.
What made the morning extraordinary was the deal I made with myself: to continue enjoying the outdoors by moving my laptop onto the patio table, and working from there, rather in than my home office. Turned out to be quite a tradeoff! Not only was I able to continue enjoying my precious outdoor time, I ended up having a very productive morning; one that felt almost effortless to me. Actually, the rest of the day seemed to flow pretty smoothly as well. Another bonus: two previously-looming projects were completed; which felt so good!
In my efforts to loosen the reins a bit (will explain more later this week), self-bartering is something I definitely plan to do more of. Are there any other self-wheeler-dealers out there? If so, I’d love to hear from you! T.