The other day I was standing in my kitchen making a call when a pre-recorded robot voice notified me of a number change. I quickly scurried over to that special little place in the kitchen for a piece of paper and a pen so I could jot down the new number.
Now, I’m what I would call an extremist when it comes to organization. Everything has a place/home in our house. I purposely keep post it notes and pens in a tiny corner nook for a random occasion like this! It was efficiency at it’s finest.
So in the heat of the moment, I snagged one of the many pens, clicked and began to write…out the number 8 0 0, but the pen only worked for the first three numbers. Somewhere in the back of my brain, I knew that particular pen was on its last leg. DRATS. I begrudgingly tossed it aside and hurriedly reached for another from the crystal holder. You’ve got to be kidding me? The second pen wouldn’t write at all. I had a feeling. The recording had generously repeated the long number twice and in that computerized voice I heard, “GOOD BYE”. So, I dialed the number again while shaking and rolling the pen around in hopes it would work the second time. Finally I acquiesced and hand-picked a third pen that I was sure had ink.
Angi…what’s your point? My first reaction was to put the pens back into the cup holder upside down.
But I didn’t! I tossed both of the pens into the garbage! WHY? Because those pens are never going to work. There are done-ski. The pens were not producing a positive result. They are dried up. FINISHED! EMPTY!
At that moment I made a vow to myself. I would never put another crap pen back into the mix. I also promised to NEVER put an almost empty mustard or ketchup bottle back into the frig. Why? Because it’s a total buzz kill and let down when the heat is on. In a crucial moment of starvation or writing a note, no one needs to fuss with a crap pen. No one wants to scrape or shake, fighting for a squirt of mustard. That sucks!
Did you know that it only takes about 6 minutes to unload the dishwasher. I hate doing it but the reward of taking the time makes my life better on the back end. I would rather not see dishes in the sink or come start cooking a meal only to find the dishwasher needs to be unloaded. Just do it. The upfront six minutes of dishwasher duty is appreciated for the next person.
Are you tired of battling the small things? Do empty pens and near empty condiment, lotion, or shampoo containers drive you up the wall? END IT! Put a stop to it.
Make a sandwich, wash your hair, brush your teeth, write a note, unload the dishwasher, diet and WORKOUT with confidence. Grab or reach for what you know will work long term. Not a quick fix but a game changer.
I speak from 20 plus year of experience. Do yourself a favor and ditch all of the fad diets, dumb cleanse drinks, half empty bottles and go with what truly gets the job done.
Lifting weights burns fat!
Eating a high protein low carb diet 6 times a day creates a fast fat burning metabolism.
Walking, cycling, biking, jogging, swimming, playing sports… 15-35 minutes two to three times a week burns calories and creates stamina and endorphins.
When you make time for two out these three things you will see and feel CHANGE!
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