Thursday, May 2, 2013

Excuses... EXCUSES!

Sometimes I make excuses...

Today I just realized that I get most of my internet WORK done while I'm at school (working).
I do it on breaks, or at lunch. Today during lunch, I updated my Linked In and Instagram pages.
Why don't I think to do these things AT HOME?

After racking my brain, I came to 2 conclusions:

ONE: I HATE my desk chair in my home office. Terrible excuse, right? Well- it's tiny and NOT COMFORTABLE and I can't sit "Indian Style" in it. I seem to always be sitting "Indian Style" in chairs lately- it makes me feel more comfortable.

What was I thinking buying that puny chair on the left!? The new one is on the right is PERFECT for me!

TWO: My desk ALWAYS has a "to do" pile on it, and although it appears "neat", I have random stuff thrown in boxes under my desk. Since I know the stuff is there- it haunts me and makes me unable to concentrate on my tasks at hand.

For these 2 reasons, I avoid my office. Avoiding my office= avoiding work. Work= studying, blogging, writing, painting, etc.

So what happens? I end up writing or attempting to do "work" on the couch or in my bed. I usually end up falling asleep before my work is done or getting distracted by something else.

It's Spring and I'm tired of making these lame excuses! So when I left school today, I bought a new chair and a 3 drawer organizer. Things like this are expensive in Korea (we don't have WalMart or Target), but the investment is worth it! YES, I said investment! Anything that makes you feel better, healthier, more productive or more successful is an investment in yourself and IS worth it!

I spent about an hour cleaning the "Winter" out of my office and it feels great! I feel totally prepared to take on all the amazing things I have coming up!

My clutter free desk!

I got so carried away with cleaning- I even mopped the office. Of all the chores in the house, mopping is my least favorite... by far. But I am always so happy when it's finished and the house has that smell.

I haven't used chemicals to clean my house for years, and people usually comment on how great it smells. Here is my recipe for a mopping solution.

Tea Tree Essential Oil and Lavender Dr Bronner's Soap. 
Both are super concentrated, so you only need a little bit and your house will smell amazing! Believe it or not, Tea Tree and Lavender make a stellar combination! You can buy the tea tree oil and Dr Bronner's soap at my favorite shop, HERE. It will arrive straight to your door in less than a week no matter where you are in the world!

Why is my Office So Special?
This is my living room. It seems to represent ME on the outside. It's pretty simple- and that's the way I like it.

My 16th floor Apartment . Busan, South Korea.

 But my office is a total reflection of myself on the inside.  I need this space in my home. It's where I draw my inspiration from. I need to make sure I maintain this office. I find that if it's messy, I am feeling a bit frazzled on the inside as well. If it's clean and organized, so am I! I think it's important to keep your home clean and de-cluttered. To me, it just makes all the difference in the world.

Here are a few snippets of my rarely seen (even to my friends) office.

An amazing mobile that my wonderful friends made for me on my birthday. It's complete with paper cranes holding birthday wishes, paper flowers made from the pages of a Paulo Coelho book, and some wooden angels from Ubud, Bali.
A Balinese sea angel

A Balinese air angel.
An owl pillow made for me by my lovely sister-in-law,  a blanket bought for me by my great friend Meghan at Mayan ruins in Mexico, a medicinal herb pillow, a leaf pillow, a purple and red sarong that I bought in Koh Samui, Thailand. The ingredients for a perfect Saturday afternoon nap!
Some postcards that sing to my heart, a self-portrait magnet I made in "Art Class" at school,
 and a lovely note from my husband.
My collection of rocks and seashells that I picked up from all over the world and the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy.
 I'm so happy I have a tiny space in the world where I can be ME. If you don't have an extra room, you could always carve out a small corner somewhere. If you need it, you can make it happen.

Sometimes we let small things interfere with our joy or with our path in life. When we STOP giving excuses, we START living. Living can be scary and that is why so many people will give you excuse after excuse as to why they cannot do something. Most of these excuses seem "lame" for lack of a better word. But they are very real to the person giving them.

When will you stop letting small excuses keep you from the life you want?

INVEST in YOU. You will reap multiple returns on investment- whatever that may mean to you.

Come on in- the water's fine~


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  1. Have to remember to do this myself. I guess there is no better time than Spring to make that change and have my "Awakening." Your office, is totally You, and I'm so glad you have a place where you can study, be creative, and even rest, comfortably.
    Doesn't it seem so silly that we let inaction become so normal, and allow that fear of the unknown or difficult hold us back at all? Thanks for this post this morning. Just what I needed :)

  2. :)
    Thanks Dave. I'm glad you liked it! I feel so energized this Spring! Big things are on the horizon. <3

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