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Updated: Sep 12, 2020

Sometimes every day feels like Monday. My get-up-and-go just got-up-and-went…back to bed. I don’t know where to begin. It’s more than just decide which to-do is most important. There are times when the day winds up chockfull. What does that even mean? It certainly doesn’t sound profound enough for my long detailed to-do list. It is a word used when I was young and it comes to mind as I determine the plans for my mundane day.

What is profound is a saying a friend shared, you have to train your mind to be stronger than your emotions or you will lose yourself every time. I am not always motivated and often find myself spinning in circles thinking about an issue too much or place barriers in my way. This is especially true when I am in a hurry and do not truly know why I am doing something. There is no doubt why my days are chockfull. I am a very curious person who loves to learn and make lists with a passion that is stronger than the energizer bunny! When I was in middle school, I turned a back room in our garage into an office and role-played what is now called an Executive Assistant. I love organizing and planning schedules.

One way I am training my mind is to evaluate reactions with people before I allow my emotions to respond. Sure, people are entitled to an opinion especially if you are on a team. It is how we process that opinion that determines our emotional power over our mind. And it is how we train our mind that determines the success of our lives. The inverse of the ole saying do unto others as we would have others do unto us is paramount for this exercise. When we don’t take care of ourselves we don’t have the mindfulness to be caring for others. This was a paradigm shift I was not raised with and have since vowed to take care of myself.

My mother kept lists from when I was young just to see what impact this had on my life. My lists allow me to empty my mind so I don’t forget something important. This quirk has shown me what my talents are and how I can inspire others. It also presented my enjoyment in telling stories. With pen, paper, and a computer now days, I am anxious yet excited about the plan before me. Staying calm and blogging on….-The Evolving Mother

*chockfull-many country's claim the origin of chock which means full of something. There is a broad range of what is full, but that is the jist of it :) (to include people's egos)

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