It was one of those cold, wet, wintery days, when even ducks would wear gumboots.
My friend had called in for a quick chat and while we sat by the fire, sipping our tea, she dropped that juicilicious question I hear so often as a coach.
“How do you get it all done?”
Their was a time, not that long ago, when my inner organising machine would have sprung to life. Seizing the moment to dazzle and amaze with schedules and planners. Recounting numerous multitasking moments while offering up clever tips on how to juggle it all.
An exhaustive time when everything was a task, a chore and an item to tick off yet another list. When creativity was smothered and spontaneity dormant.
As we nibbled on store bought biscuits, I gazed through handprints on dirty windows, catching a glimpse of my once manicured garden now strangled by weeds and I knew the effective answer to that question.
I took a very deep breath and very proudly declared.
I don’t get it all done. I do get done what is most important.
You see my it all is a relentless beast, a list of tasks and stuff that lures me away from the things that matter most to me.
I now get done what is most important to me and I am okay with what is left undone.
I looked again at my garden and recalled the months I have spent studying instead of weeding and pruning.
I looked at the biscuits I bought and remembered the much needed early night I chose instead of staying up late to bake.
I thought of the washing basket now overflowing while I enjoy a cup of tea with a friend.
I am not getting it all done today and I am okay with that.
Our it all can become a very big and hefty list to wrangle and mark off each and every day, of every week, and every month.
Living Fabulously is scheduling the important things into our life today and in this moment.
Living Fabulously is allowing the time to nurture our relationships, doing what fulfils us, lifts us up and leads us where we want to go.
Living Fabulously is taking time out to nourish, nurture and grow.
Living Fabulously means giving ourselves permission to not get IT ALL done all the time.
Do you get it all done? How big and hefty is your it all list?
What can you let go of today for something more important?