Day 14 of Day 90 Day Writing Challenge
I’m figuring out this 90 day writing challenge thing as I go. The last post that had the day number in the title was Day 9 about Meditation.
So how did I get to Day 14? Well I started writing the article titled “What Is The Best Indicator Of Heart Disease Risk” on Day 10 and then continued to work on that article 3 more days afterward. I will continue to work on that article, because it’s just not complete and it’s a SUPER important topic that I think will help a lot of people.
But this morning I wrote in my journal and I thought the topic might be helpful to others. If you’re reading this for the first time, I decided to challenge myself to write for 90 days. The ONLY criteria is to write something helpful.
Of course, only you the reader can decide if what I write it helpful, but my hope is that after 90 days of writing, somebody somewhere in the world will be helped by something I’ve written.
I love writing, I love helping people and I figured this would be a good way to do both and learn a few things along the way.
With that said, here’s today’s article, straight from my journal:
The Super Bowl was last night and I didn’t watch 1 second of it. Of course I am going into my new job today and of course everyone there I’m sure will be talking about it.
I thought about trying to watch some online and read up on it, but that feels so false. I really don’t give a shit about the Super Bowl or the commercials or any of that. And I’d be a fraud if I were to go in there today and act like I watched it or even cared about it.
So, I had to do a little mental coaching to make sure I stay true to exactly who I am today and every day going forward.
I may be the weirdo on the team who doesn’t watch sports. That’s ok.
I may seem like a weirdo or a geek or whatever. Who cares.
It’s none of my opinion what they think about me. I have to be EXACTLY who I am. Nothing different.
And the real me doesn’t give a shit about professional sports anymore.
I give a shit about my family, friends, all aspects of personal growth and making a difference in this life.
Watching TV, of almost any kind, doesn’t fit into the bucket of very important things for me.
Watching sports doesn’t make any difference in my life at all – doesn’t pay my bills, doesn’t make me healthier, doesn’t make me a better Dad, husband, son, friend.
And it doesn’t bring me much enjoyment. Which is a blessing.
Although it would be easy to fit in with almost everyone if I enjoyed watching sports, it would take up time.
Time that I could spend doing other things that are more important – like taking care of the kids, spending time with them, learning about heath, sharing what I learn about health. All that good stuff.
If I really enjoyed watching sports, then I would do it and not have any issues with it. I’d just have to find a way to fit all the other important stuff in.
But I think I’m kind of lucky this way. Since I really don’t give a shit, I get to spend that much more time on other things that make more of a difference in my life.
I have a feeling this job will test my ability to stay true to exactly who I am. But I guess life is always testing who we are. Asking us – what do you care about? What do you stand for?
When we live in alignment with that, there may be times that are uncomfortable. I’m sure I will feel uncomfortable today when I go in and I have to say that I didn’t watch the Super Bowl.
But once that awkwardness is over, there will be a long lasting feeling of relief and pride that I was 100% true to who I really am.
It feels really good when you can finally let go of giving a shit about stuff you really don’t give a shit about including what other people think of you.