This is the point on a Friday evening when I usually say to hell with it, I’ll make another late Lame Post Friday post. That may yet happen today. However, I am sitting on my couch, episode of Columbo on the television, glass of wine nearby, Tablet in hand, trying.
That is another trick I try on myself. I have talked about the trick of doing Just One Thing. For example, just wash one dish, put away one thing, write one journal entry. A trick I may not have mentioned is that of Just Try. For example, when I say, I can’t wash the dishes! I can’t go running! I can’t write anything! I say to myself, Just Try.
Sometimes it doesn’t work. Of course sometimes it does. I mean, when it comes to the dishes, I can usually manage to get them organized, fill the dishpan with hot, soapy water, wash one dish… and it goes on from there. Full disclosure: often I get the dishes washed but do not scrub the sink afterwards. And I quite frankly never dry them. I say why waste effort on what patience will accomplish.
However, in most cases, washing dishes and writing are two disparate activities with very little in common. Once you wash a dish, it seems a very easy action to wash another. Just because you write one word or even sentence is no guarantee that more words will be forthcoming.
On the other hand, I have gotten over 200 words with this nonsense. I say Happy Lame Post Friday.