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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 88 :: the lens of joy

31 Mar
{see it}

People ask me how I keep blogging, every single day, for eight years now. I usually answer that it’s because I made a promise to myself. So I don’t miss a day. And now I have the research to back it up.  This article is an excerpt from The Motivation Myth by Jeff Haden. And it explains the power of two words.

I can’t.
I don’t.

If you have a goal in mind, something you want to do, or a promise you want to keep, you should take a quick read. Replacing one word in your vocabulary can make all the difference.

Which is why I DON’T miss a day on this blog. It’s in the words I use with myself. It is the lens that I see the world through.

I believe that words are powerful medicine. Now I know they are guideposts too.
Change your words. Change your life.
And find your joy!

More tomorrow…


{what’s your word?}

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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 24 :: spa bliss

24 Jan
If a dog is Man’s Best Friend then the spa just might be a girls. Or mine. Okay, I can’t choose, I love our pups more than a spa … but sometimes a girl’s got to do what a girl’s got to do.

Spa Day!

Today my hairdresser had extra time so she styled my hair. I cannot tell you the last time I sat to have my hair styled …. STYLED with a curling iron.  It sort of felt like a teenage version of myself getting ready to go to the Prom.  As I left the spa in a cloud of hairspray I felt my bubble burst. My hair was way to prettified to go home. 

Going home felt like such a boring answer to my glorified styled up hairdo. Ironically as I drove myself through the familiar streets on my boring path home, there was an NPR program dedicated to power of boredom.

The program was all about boredom and how it literally doesn’t exist anymore. The death of boredom as we knew begins at the first hint of our minds screeching to a halt because we grab the cell phone in our purse and find something to occupy the minds.

Which is a brilliance killer. Apparently boredom bears brilliance or at least leads to more creativity.  Now that’s something to ponder (when you’re not looking at your phone!).

As I arrived home with my curled up  hair I realized one of the reasons why I love going to the spa. It’s a break. It’s a moment when I can’t be disturbed. While my head is in the sink or under the hot lamps my mind lets go and drifts to something it hasn’t had time for …day dreaming.

So maybe daydreaming is part of the path to bliss?
Hold the phone. Let me think about that. 

More tomorrow. 

 {do you have time to daydream?}
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