Are you a horoscope person? Or, can you relate to the need to focus on one thing versus many?
Do you ever read your horoscope and feel it rings eerily true? Maybe you don’t read horoscopes at all but, even if you say that, I’d guess when you see yours you peek. Horoscopes are confusing for me. I’m what they call “on the cusp” between two signs. This makes me insecure as sometimes I’m a Leo and other times a Virgo. I’ve sided with Virgo mainly because everyone says “you’re SUCH a Virgo.” What they mean by that is that I’m particular and either neurotic or a control freak or, in my case, both.
Anyway, I’m on a plane right now. I have my usual seat next to the crying baby and I read Marie Claire magazine in an attempt to distract myself. In about 10 minutes, I found myself on the horoscope page. My horoscope basically said do one thing at a time. Revolutionary? No, but it was a reminder I needed. For example, yesterday I was in the house for most of the day and found myself making a red white and blue açai bowl, researching a trip to Hawaii, reading the first section of the Times, purging two drawers from my closet…you get the point. At 10pm I realized I hadn’t done the 1 thing I needed to do which was packing for the trip I’m on.
It occurred to me that this acute case of ADD (not making light of ADD) could be seasonal or summer-related. I see a lot of it with my clients. If you’re suffering from the summer sloppies – don’t say you’ll wait until September to get it together!!! At the same time, you’re not going to clean everything up. So pretend you’re a Virgo and do one thing! Do you need to socialize a little less and cook or bbq at home? Ditch the day drinking? Stop staying up late? Pick one thing and focus on that behavior for now. If you’d like you can do our Sept Squeeze to focus on your food even further (we’re announcing the details next week). And if you’re wondering about my birthday? I’m sure you’re not but I made my own reservation (Virgo) at Senza Gluten.