Instead of trying to be everything at once, I’ve decided to focus on one positive attribute a day, and make my choices around whether that fits in pretty well with that attribute.
You need to look at the next day (or choose in the morning) what your big goals are and pick out what adjective would best suit them.
Got a lot of work to do? Go with “conscientious.” Cooking your meals for the week ahead of time? Maybe “healthy.” Is the day about taking your time off for yourself? How about “indulgent”? Etc.
Day 1, yesterday, was “quirky!” (The exclamation point is important.)
I sometimes find Zooey Deschanel’s “look at how wacky I am!” schtick tiresome.
However, this might be jealousy, because she appears to be having a great time — and I would like to have a great time.
Since yesterday was Friday, and I knew I didn’t have a lot to do at work, I figured Quirky would be a nice starter adjective.
Yesterday’s Quirk Day went thusly:
Healthy morning: Granola bar + gym. If you want energy for the day (and caffeine makes you a paranoid bitch), exercise is a great way to go about it. No matter how you feel about yourself, daily exercise helps. Try not to fall into justifications for not bothering. Excuses are sad and lazy, which is not the same as “quirky.”
Outfit & makeup: My pink lipstick goes with my fox sweater, naturally.
Work: I befriended a Mastiff named Goose.
Lunch: I thought about having a second piece of pizza, but “gluttonous” wasn’t today’s adjective. (Honestly, I might make it the adjective for Thanksgiving. Save myself the trouble.)
Evening: Hubs & I hit up BN to get Amy Poehler’s new book, then saw Big Hero 6, about a lovable, chubby robot. The plot hinges on dueling scientists, and dead family, and the power of friendship. I was mostly focused on the robot. It was a plushy waiting to happen (and it has. Disney would never pass up on a marketing opportunity).
Late evening: We watched a show about a supernatural swamp while eating animal crackers.
Today’s Saturday, and I’m going to go for “chill.” I’m hoping not to let anything bother me today. (Ha.) Tomorrow’s theme is “clean.” My dog is going to be groomed in the morning; I’m going to vacuum up his fur mountains, do all the dishes, and take down the Halloween decorations.
More updates on how all of this is working out forthcoming, along with much-neglected pictures of costumes.