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Work, Work, Work, Work, Work, Work

Happy March, already! Somehow February feels so much shorter than just 2 or 3 days less than other months. Are you ready for spring? It's around the corner.

I was inspired to write this week's Bloom when I realized how often I would say, "I have to work on ... my sleep habits ... eating better ... cleaning up my desk ... creating a card deck ... fitting exercise into my day ... creating a special space for meditation ... getting my passport renewed ... comparing auto insurance rates ... putting together a new class/Program ...". I think you get the idea, but I could go on and on and I don't think I'm unique in this.

What I also noticed is that using the word "work" put a damper on my enthusiasm to follow through. In fact, usually after declaring whatever I currently had to work on, I would go in the opposite direction and distract myself with a book or something on Netflix. I began to take note that I was getting less and less done while my list of things to accomplish was growing.

I have nothing against work, per se. I was raised to be a good, reliable employee. I'm grateful for all the jobs I've had over the years and I appreciate a good work ethic. I've also watched lots of people start talking about retirement years before they're eligible. Let's be real -- the word "work" does not generate an upbeat response. On the other hand, mention the word "play" for a positive reaction.

My conclusion is that we need to bring a playful element into whatever we think of as obligations, responsibilities, or "things that need to get done". I try to bring an element of pleasure into my "chores". Instead of looking at it as something I have to work at, I do my best to bring some fun to it. Never underestimate the power of silliness. It's always good to go for a higher vibration. In fact, low energetic vibes contribute to health issues like poor digestion, unsettled sleep, headaches, and more frequent colds.

Next time you catch yourself saying you have to "work" on something, see if you can reframe it and find a way to bring some joy into it -- this is what I wish for you.

Does life feel confusing sometimes? I get it and I know I can usually find clarity when I work it out with someone else. Let me be that someone for you -- contact me for a complementary session -- it could be fun!

Sparkles and Love,


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Barbara L Cummings, MS, RN

the Mindful Maven and Mistress of Meditation, is a sassy Queen-ager, mentor, confidante and trusted guide who provides people with everyday life support. 

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