This morning, I listened to my first mind, which actually spoke to me last night. “Get up” it said. “Get gas and go to the grocery store to pick up the few things you need, before your 10 o’clock meeting.” Saturday meeting (sigh), 10 am (dang), pending snow storm (sigh again).
“Well…nothing,” first mind said last night and then again this morning.
“The snow won’t be that bad after the meeting. They (the weather folks) aren’t always accurate with timing or intensity,” second mind, a persistent voice inclined toward procrastination piped up again.
But something said…or more accurately, first mind came in loud and clear this morning. “Get up now!” commandingly, and then, more diplomatically because pissing me off tends to make me stop, “You’re not gonna get any real sleep with this lingering cold. Get on up. Good, girl. Let’s go.”
And so I did. Streets were pretty quiet. Snow not yet falling.
After-thought started trying to throw detours into the mix – “Go to the store near your house and then come back and put the groceries in the house; you’ll have plenty of time to get to the meeting.”
First Mind, “Don’t listen. It’s cold enough that the groceries will be fine in the car. Go to the store closer to the meeting that way you’ll be on the right side of town if you go into a food-buying trance or a snow-is-coming-food-buying-mob.”
I listened: got my errands done and made it to my meeting 20 minutes early. Was able to ease in to meeting mode.
I have been trying for a while to listen to that first mind rather than procrastinating, changing the original idea, or ignoring it. Always works better when I do.
How about you? Do you listen to your first mind?
(BTW – When you talk to yourself, you’re never alone – something I read somewhere).
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