Haunting Dead-lines and Hydration

Over the holiday weekend, as I enthusiastically participated in one of my favorite conferences of the entire year, I had several work deadlines hanging over my head. I kept trying to center myself and be as present in the moment as I could, but the pressure of having to produce, kept haunting me.

I had an enjoyable time at the conference and so cherished commiserating with hundreds of peers I love so much.

I hated what was haunting me.

H A T E D.

My assignments that have yet to be completed, are creative and fun. Just yesterday, I began to consider the fact that the work itself, which I made great progress on over the weekend, I really love. It’s the self-imposed pressure and my perfectionism that I battled with while I was at the conference.

This morning, begins a whole new day. I have yet to complete ANY of the assignments that must be turned in this week. Still, I am more open to let my creativity and tactical thinking flow, as I release the ridiculous standards of my own mind.

My primary goals today, are to be kind and helpful to others, and to drink at least 16 ounces more of water. Staying hydrated is the most challenging goal of today.

Every time I feel my perfectionism and/or the weight of exceeding measurable outcomes, I will drink water. That’s it.

My prayer is to quench my thirst and let good enough, be good enough. By letting, “good enough” flow through me, I am likely to stay holistically hydrated and flooded with love and balanced self-care.

I’m keeping it simple. I’ll drink to that.



Author: PKW

Writer, Speaker, Facilitator, Trainer, Fundraiser, Strategist, Listener, and Lover of Humans. My love for humans and relationship building are a part of every single thing I do, except for maybe using the bathroom.

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