To tell the truth, which I always think I do, I’m not sure about the answer to this one. Electrolux says that if you buy their refrigerator, freezer and wine cellar, you are sure to be even more amazing. They might be on to something. One thing I have learned is that your environment and your self care deeply affect your amazingness. Since it’s fun to be amazing, I’m throwing out some suggestions. Please add your own. Then we can all be even more amazing together.
5 ways to be even more amazing:
1. Drink OJ from a martini glass. My coach finds this amazing. She always finds a way to bring this up, even though we’re discussing much more serious matters, like how I can legally punish our toy poodle for eating my mouth guard. What I find amazing is that I inherited these martini glasses from my totally teetotaler paternal grandmother. I think she would be like Sally’s mom, who used to drink wine in a coffee cup so her mother wouldn’t know. And Sally’s mom was in her sixties when she did this. If you’re not from the South, you probably don’t get this. I think my grandmother called them sorbet servers. We prefer to call them martini glasses and used them for juice up until a few days ago. Now we actually own authentic juice glasses. I think, though, the juice tastes better in my martini glasses. That picture is of the criminal mastermind who ate my mouth guard I bought to keep from grinding my teeth at night. Maybe I should try hypnotism.
2. Stop stressing about work. Notice I didn’t say to reduce your work-related stress, just stop it. I did this pretty much 3 years ago, but that was really enforced in my coaching program last year. I can get annoyed at students, but I don’t worry about what to do to entertain them. I don’t worry if they’re really learning or not. It’s just not worth it. So do whatever you need to do so that you feel relaxed about your job.
3. Stop overworking. You know how we get into these conversations about being "crazy busy"? Don’t you ever feel that we’re competing to see who has more to do? I used to be the champion of this. My secret to beating anyone at the "crazy busy" contest was this: I homeschooled, taught at ECU, and took graduate classes online toward my doctorate and had 3 freshly-prepared meals on the table daily. These days I love it when people ask if I’m "working hard"? I say, "no, not at all." That’s fun.
4. Go get a makeover. Nothing drastic. Just go have your makeup done. I’m waiting for the official arrival of spring, but I do this twice a year.
5. Fix one thing in your room that’s bothering you. I worked on my room a lot this week. It no longer looks like temporary housing. But there’s something rather embarrassing about my bed. I have this lovely mahogany four-poster bed. On one of the posts, there is the sticky remains from when one of the kids put a large sticker on it. I need that sticky-removal stuff so I’m going to Lowe’s this afternoon. That sticky thing has been on there forever. But I keep overlooking it. Then when I notice, it’s nutty! What do you do to be even more amazing?