apologies for cross-posting; this writing extract also went out earlier today to the Everything List, but I wanted to share it here as well.
If you’re a podcast subscriber you’ve maybe listened to yesterday’s audio about how we get and keep motivation. it’s really a good audio. it was recorded live with some members from the Everything list tuned in. The audio is about motivation, and it has changed my Monday entirely. Which means i’m feeling productive and am back to writing today (long may it last!).
EXTRACT FROM TODAY’S WRITING, section on ‘focus on what you get, not what you give up’:
Doesn’t matter what anyone else is doing. Doesn’t matter. If you were a vegetarian – or running a marathon, or studying to be a nurse – you wouldn’t need your husband or your best friend to do the same thing.
This is you the vegetarian:
You order lentils with a soft poached egg on top, while your friend has eggs and bacon bun. If she says “don’t you miss bacon” you smile sweetly and you say: “sometimes I miss bacon, but I like how I feel as a vegetarian.” You don’t need your husband or your best friend to join you. If you feel lonely or uninspired, then you take some time to read vegetarian cookbooks, listen to ‘bacon is bad for you’ podcasts, you find like-minded folks online, and you have a vegetarian coach who helps you find new inspiring recipes. [Please understand that this is only an example. I think that bacon is the world’s perfect food.] …