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Just published: Martha Treat #183
Creating New Doing Paths
Sometimes the events in our lives lead to some wonderful new ways to approach completing.
My right shoulder rotator cuff needs restoring and the way to complete that seems to be not using my right hand and arm on the computer. Yikes? My trackpad is now on the opposite side. Talk about patience and slowing down. At the same time, I am having fun discovering the creativity available in using the opposite hand to work on the computer. I am seeing things clearer and being creative with this new left-handed way of doing.
So I am inspiring myself to keep finding new doing/completing paths.
My chiropractor taught me his form of Tai Chi which he calls Fake Tai Chi. Fake because there is no wrong way to do it. Before you begin you tell yourself you are the master of all Tai Chi masters and then you begin to move however you move. It is fun and it is working. Not having to remember the feet or hand positions is freeing me to just let my body flow. Very uplifting and my body is benefiting.
This week I was listening to a very soothing instrumental piece of music and turned it down when the phone rang. I forgot that it was playing as it was barely audible. It repeated on iTunes for the rest of the day. I realized I completed the day feeling relaxed and nourished, not words I would use to describe working at my computer, and I believe it was because of the music playing in the background.
When traveling to Los Angeles (two hours south) I usually drive the most direct route which is on the 405 freeway. But I live in California and close to the Pacific Coast Highway. What was I thinking? My new doing path is driving the PCH looking at the ocean (more peaceful than the freeway) regardless of the 10-15 minutes of added travel time. I complete the drive more refreshed and with a great deal of gratitude.
Completing is all about staying engaged and fully participating. Receiving these new ways of doing this week gave me energy. It asks me to be creative and inventive and stay open to expanding how I think and what I do.
May I keep receiving more and more of these new doing paths for completing.
1. Delegate to Siri the making of appointments. She’s pretty good.
2. Practice eating with your other hand and watch what happens.
3. Ask yourself what new doing path you can travel today.
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Read Previous Treats:
Treat #182 A Habit Worth Quitting
Treat #181 Eclipse of Action
Treat #180 Forgive Me for Multitasking
Treat #179 What are You Looking At?
Treat #178 Are you Squishing Snails?
Treat #177 Relaxing the Grip
Treat #176 All the Time in the World
Treat #175 When is Enough . . . Enough
Treat #174 Engaging Yourself to Completion
Treat #173 A Kink in the Works
Treat #172 What's Stopping You?
Treat #171 All of Ours to Do
Treat #170 Attitude Adjustment
Treat #169 IN Consciousness
Treat #168 Completing Past our Reactions
Treat #167 Keep Your Dog Leash
Treat #166 The Essential Piece
Treat #165 Day is Done
Treat #164 Do-Nothing Time
Treat #163 Curbside Calm
Treat #162 Pile-Up
Treat #161 Gentle Doing
Treat #160 Freedom in the Discipline
Treat #159 Finding New Routes
Treat #158 Keeping the Awe Alive
Treat #157 "Finishiative"
Treat #156 The Exquisite Sound of the Moment
Treat #155 Up-to-the-minute
Treat #154 Uninviting Interruptions
Treat #153 What's bugging you
Treat #152 Competing Attention
Treat #151 Our Inner Awareness
Treat #150 Spontaneously Fresh and Alive
Treat #149 Without the Push
Treat #148 100% With...
Treat #147 Are You Signaling?
Treat #146 What is Pulling on Your Attention?
Treat #145 Gathering Ourselves Out of Overwhelm
Treat #144 Wonderings – Another Kind of Incomplete
Treat #143 Asking – A New Form of Delegating
Treat #142 Split Attention Payback
Treat #141 Getting All the Way In To Doing
Treat #140 Willingness to Look
Treat #139 Follow Yourself Around
Treat #138 A New Kind of Flow