Time Well Spent

August 13, 2007 | 4 Comments »

potty.jpg“Why didn’t I think of that?” That was my immediate thought after a delightful new client shared with me her strategy for incorporating self love every day.

She does it on the toilet.

Ha!

That’s right – for those couple minutes she’s sitting down every day, she uses her time productively. She thinks good thoughts about herself. Congratulates herself on accomplishments. Thanks herself for being her. In general, she lavishes doting attention on herself. For three minutes.

Badda bing, badda boom. Fits in her self-love every day; in fact, a couple of times.

Don’t you love it?!

Now, I’m not normally a fan of multi-tasking, but some things naturally lend themselves to a higher use of our time.

So I’m now inspired to use my toilet time in a better way. I think I might remind my body what we’re up to. I might remind her that we’re thriving, getting younger, feeling better, more energy, more fit, more fabulous – every day.I might congratulate my toe nails on a job well done. I might comment on those two beautiful elbows – how no matter how neglected they are, they keep doing their job so well every day! I might remind hips and butt that we’re keeping things nice and firm. And I might congratulate all systems on a job well done.

Huh. Toilet time.

Just when I thought life couldn’t get any better!! lol

PS – thanks, dearfriend, for letting me share your self-love strategy with my readers! We’re going to create a whole new appreciation for potty breaks!

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4 Responses to “ Time Well Spent ”

  1. Kim Falconer says:

    Jeannette,

    This is just wonderful!

    For many, especially mums with young families, the toilet is the one place you can be alone and ‘with your own thoughts’ for a time. Why not make those thoughts count!

    Thank you!!!!

    Kim

  2. Star says:

    Excellent idea! I used to have one of my vision boards in the bathroom, but removed it when we had guests.

  3. Good Vibe Coach says:

    Ah! What a brilliant idea, Star! A vision board to look at!!

    I’m putting mine together already!

    And truly, Kim, that room does become a sanctuary at times, huh? lol I never thought of the restroom as sacred space – but why not? It’s got the water element already present! ha!

  4. Good Vibe Coach says:

    Someone emailed with this brilliant use of potty time that I got permission to post here:

    “The potty experiment:

    I started reading in lots of different places about Einstein talking about how just asking the question would change the potential outcome. It kept popping up for me in different places so I figured I’d do some reading and pay attention.

    Basically, as you know Einstein said that just asking a question was likely to impact the outcome for the observer. It was about quashing the wave of potentiality. The thing I found interesting was this – Einstein didn’t say anything about how you had to feel when you ask the question – he simply said the act of asking the question itself would quash the wave.

    So – I figured I’m not asking enough questions. So every time I go to the toilet I ask myself the following questions.

    How is the cash flow for the business?

    How do you know it’s going well?

    What does that look like?

    How are things organized financially?

    How is the vibe in the office?

    What is my stress level like?

    How are things at home now?

    What made the difference?

    How do you feel about the over-all outlook for the business?

    I answer each one of these questions positively to myself. Sometimes I feel positive emotion while doing this. Sometimes it’s just something I do. Sometimes it’s a hassle. I can’t believe how lazy I am that asking nine questions on the toilet can just be a bother – but sometimes it is. However, I never worry about how I’m feeling – I’m just going through the rote process to see if asking the questions quashes the wave and changes the outcome.

    Low and behold…

    I noticed a difference in the cash flow of the business almost immediately.

    It’s been two weeks.

    I feel a little weird testing Einstein’s thinking on the potty – but he may have been onto something. Asking the question as a matter of practice seems to have quite an impact.

    There you go.”

    Jeannette again – this is a new one for me. I’ve not heard of the question practice, but am intrigued to try it out (although I may use the shower instead). Thanks for letting me share it with everyone!

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