I really needed this today:
Just kidding, I didn’t have that last one. But I could go for one right now.
I went to the gym early this morning, after an hour or so of work. Then I met a friend at a hot yoga class and we went to Starbucks after. I also cleaned a lot today, and my friend Ali came over this evening to talk and drink wine. We were going to discuss our upcoming trip to Marco Island, but instead we got sidetracked and talked about things like our high school pictures—peace frogs and co-ed naked t-shirts, tight rolled jeans and k-swiss… you know, the good old days. We both had braces and perms—it was awesome. I bit her once in third grade on the bus on our way to a field trip—she was kind of choking me because I wanted to sit on the aisle seat and she was already there, so it felt like self-defense at the time. I mean, I’m glad we’re still friends 24 years later…
I did sneak a little work into my day, but tomorrow is going to be annoyingly full of work. It’s ok though–I slacked enough yesterday and today to make it worth it.
My neighbor was telling me about how he drinks the Bolthouse green juices, and I tried to gently let him in on the disappointing quality of pasteurized juice…he totally did not get it (or actually listen). People like him make me want to work only with people who are ready and willing to change. So, that’s what I’m doing from now on—being selective. I’ll be frank–I’m over helping people get ready to be motivated. It’s not my job (anymore) to convince anyone to change, but when they’re ready, I’ll help. (Do I sound tough?)
Note: in the corporate setting, I can’t be choosey like that, but when I work with people one-on-one I can.
How is your weekend? Do you drink anything green? Do you ever try to convince someone to adopt healthier habits?