Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sabbatical Menu

"I think I'll get going," I said to the roommate as she drank her morning coffee.
"What do you have to do today?" she asked somewhat reflexively.

"Nothing," I answered, a grin slowly spreading across my face. "There's nothing I have to do today!"

It's a nice feeling. I don't suppose I could have that feeling all the time, but I'm cultivating a taste for it.

Here's one of those tips some of you don't need and others can't imagine adopting, but I'll throw it out there in case there are some who could use it.

I'm not making to-do lists. Nope. Whenever possible, I'm making menus: list of possibilities. Creative ideas, fun ideas, interesting ideas. What sounds satisfying, refreshing, filling? Put it on the menu. Then, particularly when bored, restless, or overwhelmed, look and see what's on the menu. Order anything that sounds good.

Go ahead: get dessert too!

Postscript: If, on the other hand, you find your to-do list inescapable - and perhaps unpalatable - consider Jon Swanson's 8 ways to get unstuck.

2 comments:

jnswanson said...

I love this image, Marti. The idea of a menu, of sabbatical, of the possibility that delight is something God would want to offer us...wonderful.

Marti said...

Thanks, Jon!