Can You Throw The Day Away?
January 16th, 2012 by Jill
These are the words my husband spoke to me after one hell of a day I had recently. I woke up bright-eyed and bushy tailed, prayed, meditated, made myself a green juice, got caught up on my emails and was ready to film videos for my upcoming posts. I always film two at a time so I give myself a week where I am not making a video and can focus on other aspects of my business.
I had been filming footage for the film I am making and wanted to transfer that footage from my camera to the hard drive of my computer, not upload it to an editing software. Every time I tried to do this, and then view the footage to make sure all of it was uploaded before I erased everything on my camera, I kept experiencing issues. I tried several different ways of dealing with this, googled the subject, called a friend, etc. I couldn't get it to work. (I am not the most tech savvy person, so I am sure this is quite easy for some people!). So I decided to just upload it to my video editing software but I kept getting a message that there were no media files to import. Ready to pull my hair out, I contacted Sony and had a fantastic, patient technician fix the issues and sort everything out for me. Well by the time that was completed four hours had gone by and I was pretty worn out emotionally! Now I had to film two videos??! Oy!
Well as you can imagine, those did not go very well. I couldn't focus clearly and they just weren't resonating with me. Therefore, I kept having to film take after take and that was just frustrating me even more. After several hours of that ~ I gave up. I decided what I needed to do was focus on something else.
I was about to launch my first online program in a few days, so I decided to put the finishing touches on some of the text ~ but my mind was mush, I couldn't write sh*t, I stared blankly at the screen, I had nothing left. So here we are at 8:30 at night and I felt like I had gotten nothing accomplished. I was so frustrated and unable to let it go emotionally. My saving grace was that I decided to take a bath and share with my husband the frustrating day I had.
Here is where everything changed ~ it's subtle, so pay attention ~ I SHARED my FEELINGS about my frustrating day with my husband. Did you get that? I didn't vent to him about every detail of what went wrong and play it over yet again to try to understand it better, or fix it ~ I told him how I was FEELING. This act immediately started the weight melting off of my shoulders and I began to feel a bit better. As my bath was running and he LISTENED (also very important component to this cocktail) to me, he then said the most brilliant thing ~
CAN YOU THROW THE DAY AWAY?
I thought about that very deeply ~ I had three days to make another video. I had time to finish writing my program. I had received the help that I needed so everything would be clear for me to start another day ~ YES, I could throw the day away. This made me feel lighter than a feather, I could breathe again and see the fog lifting! I gave him a kiss and hopped in the bath.
As I was laying there relaxing with my eyes closed, it suddenly hit me ~ that's it, that's the blog post I should be writing ~ Throw The Day Away. I was so excited, because this subject really resonated with me. For God's sake I had just lived it!
The next morning I got up, put on some makeup, got the camera set up and whipped out the video in under 10 minutes, because I had thrown away the day, started fresh and was very clear about what I wanted to say.
Click the video to learn more insights into how to handle these moments and then come back and read the recap below!
So to recap the very important points I want you to understand ~
1. If you're pushing, and pushing and it's not happening STOP. The universe is trying to tell you something ~ listen to it.
2. Share your feelings with someone, don't rehash what happened, share what you feel about what happened.
3. Pass up GOOD for GREAT. Because I had thrown the day away I received an idea for an even better video that resonated with me and I knew would resonate with others. I passed up good for great.
I know we all have these days, hopefully you'll reflect back on my experience when you next have yours and just throw the day away.
If this resonates with you and you have some tips to share of ways you get back on track ~ please share them in the comments below!
Peace & Lessons
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