Plan something special for tonight. It doesn’t matter if it’s last minute. Call up a friend or a couple of friends or a significant other or a couple of people you can imagine one day becoming your significant other.
It’s along road, this life, and it’s full of big questions. But go ahead and try to workout solutions to the immediate problems. Clean your room, organize your office, make sure your bills are in order and then go out at night.
There’ s no question that you take to responsibility like a fish takes to water. But some days—especially lately—you’ve been feeling a little amphibious. That is, like you want to crawl out of the waters of responsibility now and then.
Whether it's a problematic personal relationship or an interaction with a difficult work colleague, there isn’t a whole lot you can do about it. You’re in the middle of the situation, that’s for sure, but for now sit tight and watch how things develop.
You could spend the workday in an abstract, philosophical mode that leads you to all kinds of interesting new solutions to old work problems. You might notice that, an hour or so before quitting time, you switch gears.
When’s the last time you read a really good book, hmm? Why not email a few friends whose taste you trust and ask for a recommendation or two. Or, better yet, pickup one of the classics.
There’ s nothing quite like sharing but not doing, is there? So don’t describe how you’d like to be a nightclub crooner ora performance artist or a corporate executive who can hardly find enough companies to raid—just do it!
If you stick to your guns, you’ll persevere. An obstacle—the corrupt old west sheriff who shows up at the saloon, with an arrest warrant and a wicked‘ you know it’ s not legal, but I own this town’s grin—could set you back.
You might spend the morning accepting things as they are. Then you could spend your lunch hour imagining things as you would like them to be, and in the afternoon, making things the way you want them to be.
You see things other people don’t. Problems, solutions, subtle patterns, deeper meanings—it’s almost like you have an extra gift of sight. Do your best to communicate what it is you see to the people who need to see it too.
Spend the day making plans. Big plans, little plans. Plans for the near future, plans for the distant future, plans for tonight. Make plans to make plans if you want to. The plans you make now are bound to be successful.
Spend the morning delving into those deep, dark, potentially treasure-filled waters of ‘why are we here’ and ‘how can I fulfill my calling as a human being.’ In the late afternoon, you switch gears.