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March, 2011 | Lady Myers' Wordsmithing

The Lazy Bug Is Going Around

Sometimes, you find just what you need. For me, today, that thing I needed was this post from Johnny B. Truant about. . .doing nothing. I have been accomplishing a whole lot of nothing lately. At least nothing “productive.” I’ve been too busy dealing with the extra fatigue and mood swings that a certain female hormonal cycle brings. PMS is yucky at the best of times, but when you have fibromyalgia, it’s like having it times two. My mental and physical energy reach capacity way too soon, and when I can concentrate, most of my thoughts are negative. Not a situation conducive to creativity. I have so much to do; who doesn’t? Uppermost on my mind is launching a new website, Youth At Promise, and building business through it as well as this site. I am so frustrated at the lack of progress I could scream, but that would probably trigger a migraine. When I can get quiet enough to ask my body what it needs, I hear “rest.” Not surprising. Yet I have a pattern of believing I need to earn my rest that gets in the way of the new belief I’m trying to absorb: rest first, shine second. Even when I can accept that I need to rest, I am afraid to because it seems like 90 percent of the time, that’s what I need. My business is new, nowhere near the point of a 4-Hour Work Week that would allow for that much resting. And so I try to do something, anything, that will move me forward. Today, I did some internal work on my...