We haven't seen much of the sun lately. Even if it's clear when I wake up, clouds seem to gather by 8am and then they linger. I swear we have fewer sunny days here than in eastern Massachusetts. I don't know if it is true, but it feels that way.
I just went and googled it. Because maybe you like data. According to the interwebs, out here in western Massachusetts, we get fifteen fewer sunny days than Boston.
I am not crazy.
Of course, that’s not much more than a difference of one per month.
I have mentioned before that the weather has a big impact on my mood. And to be honest, I can’t decide if I’m in the “that’s the way I am wired” camp or the “I need to fix this” camp.
Either way, I don’t think I should move to Seattle anytime soon.
It reminds me that not everything has to be an opportunity for improvement.
That’s a good reminder for me - I tend to fall in line with the perspective that there is always room for improvement. I don’t think there is anything inherently wrong with this perspective AND it is one of those that can get us in trouble if we’re never willing to stop and rest. Or if it turns into a mindset of “never good enough.”
So, for today, I am not going to try to change my capacity to be influenced by the currents of the jet stream. I’ve got blue sky out my window - and I’m going to go out and be under it and be grateful for the day.
Where might you make your life more complicated than it needs to be? Where might a perspective of "good enough" be useful?
Jessica Curtis is a professional life coach who helps people cultivate intention and live from a place of meaning and authenticity. If you think you could benefit from working with Jessica or want to invite her to work with your group, reach out to start a conversation.