I have been known to give into extremes. Not really with my opinions just how I do things, if that makes sense. And today I almost gave into extremes again, but I didn’t. And I’m glad I didn’t.
So I had planned to spend the day at my sister-in-law’s just hanging out poolside, celebrating another sister-in-law’s birthday and just relaxing. Well, shortly after I woke up, all hell broke loose. And a ton of technical stuff needed fixing immediately. On top of that I had to wash my hair, because well, it’s hair wash day and ain’t nobody got time for technical blowups on wash day. Later in the day I knew I also had an event scheduled that required me to be on a video call.
My first instinct was to not attend the sisters-in-law events, stay at home and just tackle everything and essentially have no fun. But I stopped myself because I realized that family moments are precious and few, and why am I choosing to opt out of something that I know will refuel me.
So I made a decision. I decided that I would do all of it. I fixed the technical glitch, did my hair in record time and got on the road to my sister-in-law’s with my wife agreeing to drive while I prepared for my video conference call. When I arrived at my sister-in-law’s I had a few more minutes to prepare. I did the conference call, then I was able to enjoy the rest of the evening with family.
I was greeted with a delicious drink (summer in a glass), a warm hello and excellent food. And I am so glad that I made the conscious choice to work and play vs. only doing one. I had such a wonderful time and was able to really relax and enjoy.
Living in extremes really voids fun in your life. I will take this as my cue that I need to do more of this far more often because it’s just simply a much more enjoyable way to go.