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This isn’t working for me

Liz Sumner Decision-making, Self Worth, Stop Doing What You Hate 2 Comments

I want to rewrite history. I want to make a different decision in the moment, but the moment has passed. So my only option, aside from kicking myself, is to feel my conviction so intensely that I never make that mistake again. Here’s what happened. We were staying with friends in Avignon in a comfortable AirBnb house with room enough …

Don’t Sweat It

Liz Sumner Ease, Forgiveness, Stop Doing What You Hate Leave a Comment

It has been viciously hot here recently. It’s like all that solar energy just saps my own reserves and makes me good for nothing. I’m not yet wishing for winter but I’m surprised to find myself grateful that it’s only 30C/90F today. Never imagined saying that. The expression “turn up the heat” implies making something more urgent, but when it’s …

Why You Don’t Have Enough Time and What You Can Do About It

Liz Sumner Motivation, Prioritize, Procrastination, Productivity, Stop Doing What You Hate, Time Management Leave a Comment

I recognize that look. You’re stressed. You’re exasperated. Nothing gets done. Nothing moves forward. The to do list is daunting. The accomplishment list is pitifully small. There’s simply not enough time. What if you’re wrong? Let me give it to you straight. You would have enough time if you were doing what you loved, loving what you do, and you …

Don’t you hate it when it’s easy?

Liz Sumner Motivation, Procrastination, Productivity, Resistance, Stop Doing What You Hate, Time Management Leave a Comment

I find it SO annoying when stuff that I’ve been strenuously avoiding, struggling against, and forcefully resisting turns out to be really easy to do once I finally face it. Exercise that feels good after, housecleaning projects that take half as long as I expect– All that flailing and complaining for nothing. I spend so much energy putting them off, …