Have you ever tried to sit completely still? Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Just grab the remote and sit in front of the TV. Haven’t we all done that at one time or another? Nothing wrong with that. We all need a break now and then.Now flip to the end of the spectrum…ever had moments where you can’t sit still? Happens to me all the time. I can’t just sit and not do anything. It’s hard! Even if my physical body isn’t moving, my mind is going 90 miles an hour and I’m probably thinking about all the things I could be doing if I weren’t just sitting there.

The worst case scenario for me is to be stuck someplace where I have to just sit and be attentive – ugh! If I am not interested or I can’t participate, at least grant me permission to get lost in my own thoughts. That is an adventure in itself.Today’s chance words of wisdom come from Annie Oakley, who claims:

“For me, sitting still is harder than any kind of work.”

Oh, I can so relate! I would much rather have my nose to the grindstone and feel that I am moving forward with my goals, than to be stuck in an unproductive situation.  While it may sound like I’m on the fast track to workaholics anonymous, let me explain a little trend that I’ve noticed.

A few months ago I started making mental notes about how my time was being spent and how productive I was.  I was also trying to track my sleeping patterns to see if I needed more or less sleep to function.  I won’t bore you with the details of my research, but jump right to the conclusion.  On the days I felt I the productivity pendulum in full swing, I discovered I needed less sleep to recharge.   The sluggish days where I slacked off seemed to wear me out and I found myself wanting more sleep.  Sounds crazy, but it’s true!

Now I didn’t just make this little theory up.  It’s actually embedded in psychological fact somewhere and I’m sure it has a fancy name to boot.  The bottom line is that achieving your goals releases energy and pushes you to want to achieve more and more.

One Response to “SIT STILL????”

  1. Oriental Arabesque Says:

    achieving your goals releases energy and pushes you to want to achieve more and more.

    yes..yes true…i noticed the same thing about myself too! :D

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