This is a quickie…

Last year I was working in a job I didn’t enjoy and commuting over 2 hours a day for the privilege. It almost literally ‘drove’ me bonkers!

My saviour at that time was the wonderful world of podcasts. One day, I was sitting in bumper to bumper traffic, behind a broken down bus. There was so much traffic and paired with the confusing roadworks, lane closures, and torrential rain, I was stuck with my indicator on, trying to get into the never-ending stream of cars.

I was listening to Inspire Nation and I can’t recall who was being interviewed, but Michael always asked the person if there is a bit of homework the listeners can do, one little thing they can take away and try for themselves. On this day, stuck as I was, the interviewee, it might have been Lin Bell, said this…

In any given situation, ask yourself “How can I enjoy myself more”.

I laughed out loud, like a crazy person. But I committed to asking myself that question and doing whatever came to mind at various intervals during the day. It might not have changed the fact that I didn’t like my job, working on my own for hours on end in a quiet showroom, but it did change the way I did my job. It changed my whole approach to my commute and continues to be a tool I use to bring more joy to my day-to-day life.

So now, here’s your homework. In any given situation, ask yourself “How can I enjoy myself more”.

Have a great night.

IMG_7978

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

chrismcmullen

Writing, Publishing, and Marketing Ideas

Literary Remains

Some Things Are Better Off Read

Aaron Caycedo-Kimura

Painter, Poet, & Cartoonist

The Darkroom

Gary Allard's photography exposed

Debatably Dateable

But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for

Greater Than the Sum

Andrew's take on the world

Aidan J. Reid

Sci-Fi Nut First. Thriller Author Second.

The Working Writer

Pro Advice For Freelance Writers

Dad's 80th Birthday - 18th December

The Best Dad in the World! Celebrating 80 years and 55 years of being a fantastic father and Grandad!

A Writer's Path

Sharing writing tips, information, and advice.

The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

Here and now, with all of it.

Whims from Valadae

Official Site of author N.R. Eccles-Smith

Investigative Journalism Scotland

Human Rights Abuses UK; Secretive State Ritual Torture+Assault Targets

Whats-Your-Sign.com

Your Guide to Symbolic Meanings and Signs

Award-Winning Author Nicole Evelina

Stories of Strong Women from History and Today

%d bloggers like this: