Get back to work!

I do a small amount of volunteer work from my home for a non-profit organization. It is nice to contribute to something productive, but I would be lying if I said this was a huge number of hours being invested for them.

My problem is that I’m still not okay with being on disability, so I insist on finding ways to keep working. Yes, my doctor says I am stubborn!! As the picture shows, I am definitely a work in progress. . .

My second problem is that I have become a procrastinator. Now, a few people may think they are pros at this. I have worked at setting a Guinness Book of World Records since I stopped working. I am not good without goals! I had 411 unread emails as of this morning. I sense how impressed you are with my skills (yes, I’m kidding!).

All that information combined meant that I waited until this morning at 7 am to log into the company website to do work I was given a week ago. I learned the hard lesson that they don’t allow anyone to access their website before or after regular business hours, so now I will be rushing to get my work done. . . to hide my laziness. πŸ™‚

This had a remarkably positive experience on me. I actually sat, relaxed, enjoyed my coffee. I thought about using that new exercise room, but I think I made a revelation this morning and didn’t do so. It’s okay to relax. It may even be good for me!

What are you doing to relax today? I’d love to hear your ideas!

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39 thoughts on “Get back to work!

  1. therealsharon June 3, 2011 at 11:02 am Reply

    MY e-mail inbox had over 10,000 e-mails…mostly junk…the last time I dared to look through it…it will probably have the same amount the next time I check it out. Good thing I don’t really use it for anything that important!


  2. Overwhelmed By Joy June 3, 2011 at 11:48 am Reply

    that makes me feel much better!


  3. burgessart August 14, 2012 at 4:37 pm Reply

    First Rule Be kind to yourself!


  4. nishanil August 17, 2012 at 9:29 am Reply

    You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.


  5. renaeclare August 27, 2012 at 3:54 pm Reply

    I am so happy to have found your blog which is so inspirational. I just love it. Every day I strive to have your attitude and once in a while I actually get there.Thank you


    • Overwhelmed By Joy August 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm Reply

      It is a day-by-day process for each of us, isn’t it? Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement.


  6. Toby August 31, 2012 at 6:48 pm Reply

    What was your revelation? πŸ˜‰

    I, too, may be on disability soon…and I TOTALLY get it. Its even worse when you’re single, too…boo.


    • Overwhelmed By Joy August 31, 2012 at 10:20 pm Reply

      My revelation was learning to balance time to relax, time to rest, and time to be productive accomplishing things. I am definitely a work in progress! I eventually was not able to continue that volunteer position, but I really enjoyed my time there. I hope you are able to avoid disability. It is not the route I would have chosen, although I have come to accept that it is the best thing for me. I spent years fighting the decision within myself. I know some people on disability who are single, but I am sure each case is individually reviewed. If that is the ultimate result for you, I do hope that your request is successful. The whole process is unnerving!!


  7. Christa September 1, 2012 at 10:39 am Reply

    Love the title of tour blog and the philosophy it represents. Good for you for making a difference even while you are recovering!


  8. fruitonthefrontline September 1, 2012 at 3:55 pm Reply

    This is such an amazing reminder Thank so much . Procrastination? Omg! How did you know? I’m committing this year to get my lessons done early, write my blogs every day, clean my house every day…., to find the joy in faithfulness and activate all the fruit of the tSpirit in my life along yhe way. Thanks.


  9. emmalmoore September 1, 2012 at 9:15 pm Reply

    I’m glad to know I have company. I really know how to relax since I’ve retired. I also know how to ignore the things I should be taking care putting it off til later. I like your blog. Thanks for visiting my blog. Blessings.


  10. fruitonthefrontline September 4, 2012 at 3:49 pm Reply

    I love this pic.


  11. DEB September 6, 2012 at 4:42 pm Reply

    Thanks for your visit! Volunteering is enjoyable. It’s nice to be appreciated. I did for a hospice for a few months but, I have no time now.


  12. monkeymuesli September 9, 2012 at 1:06 am Reply

    yikes, 411 unread emails? just the thought of that brings me out in a cold sweat!! ;0)


    • Overwhelmed By Joy September 9, 2012 at 3:36 pm Reply

      I know ~ it does the same thing to me! I just checked, and I am holding at 34 right now. I’m feeling pretty good about that. πŸ™‚


  13. StephenWhoElse September 9, 2012 at 10:50 pm Reply

    Hahaha…I was clearing my Inbox when I took a break to read your blog and found this article πŸ™‚ thanks!


    • Overwhelmed By Joy September 11, 2012 at 8:27 pm Reply

      Ha! I was down to 31, in 2 days I am back up to 70. I’m pretty much a lost cause. πŸ™‚


  14. pam2paige September 12, 2012 at 7:18 pm Reply

    Oh all this sounds so familiar, especially the procrastinator part. I must admit I slack this past week too. Last Saturday our company had organized a charity event for a few orphanage homes for our client. I dreaded to work on the weekend. However, its a blessing in disguise, because one of the homes that housed 12 indigenous children, just touched my heart. Can you imagine an 8 year old with a body size of a 5 year old? Due to lack of nutritional food, like meat and veggies, their growth is either delayed or progressing extremely slow. But they are such darlings, they laughed like normal children, happy to see so much delicious food, loved hugs from us.., these are the sights that brought tears to a few adults, including myself. So I have decided, to visit them at the home, bring books and food supplies to them, and also to spend time with them. It’s funny how we are reminded and how we can be touched – then, the next course of actions will be entirely up to us.


  15. camparigirl September 14, 2012 at 2:15 pm Reply

    mmmm I probably shouldn’t have read this today as I FINALLY sat at my desk to do some work and now I feel I am given permission to procrastinate a little longer….


    • Overwhelmed By Joy September 14, 2012 at 2:23 pm Reply

      It’s Friday ~ I highly encourage procrastination for the afternoon. πŸ™‚


  16. gardeneziie September 15, 2012 at 2:15 am Reply

    I’m always intending to procrastinate but I keep putting it off! Seriously though, I don’t know if this helps but personally I’ve learned NOT to put things off because if I get on with the task in front of me it leaves space in my life for something wonderful to happen tomorrow – or next week – and I can enjoy it fully because I’ve got that scheduled task safely behind me. Alas, this is something you only learn with age!


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  19. Cyranette September 21, 2012 at 11:12 am Reply

    This is my first visit here and your sparkle comes smiling out!


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  21. Cyranette September 21, 2012 at 12:10 pm Reply

    You’re very welcome, sweetie!


  22. perfectlyuncaged September 24, 2012 at 10:10 am Reply

    Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog! Loved your post, I can identify.


  23. Corinne Shields September 25, 2012 at 2:11 am Reply

    So glad you visited and liked soulsnet because now I have found you!
    Relaxation is a funny thing isn’t it? I remember years ago going to a therapist who said that my homework for the week was to take a day off work and do nothing!!!! Do nothing? How do you do nothing? That was the beginning of my spiritual journey, actually. Learning that doing nothing was doing something.
    May we all be peaceful and at ease.
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  24. Jani September 26, 2012 at 1:53 pm Reply

    Oh goodness, a kindred spirit! Your blog made me smile today and the picture is perfect! Thanks!


  25. salvationhouse October 3, 2012 at 2:31 am Reply

    Nice one, thanks!


  26. tnealtarver October 4, 2012 at 4:10 pm Reply

    Even though I’m writing (which sometimes feels like work and other times is a pleasure), I’m sitting poolside at my brother’s house enjoying a nice South Texas breeze in October.


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