workspace wednesday | ann-marie loves paper

I’ve been reading Danielle LaPorte’s The Fire Starter Sessions on my Kindle every night and it is jam-packed with so many amazing passages that I really just need to memorize. And because I am the least patient person on the planet (i.e. I grabbed my iPad to check my e-mail + Instagram while I waited for the photo above to load…!), this quote is really speaking to me:

Within the constraints of morality and maturity, you should do whatever you need to do to feel gratified in the moment. It may be as subtle as choosing a more positive thought or reminding yourself to smile. Maybe it’s taking two minutes in your car or at your desk to do nothing but just feel into the day. Maybe instant gratification is fifty sit-ups for an adrenaline rush, ordering dessert first, giving an unexpected hug, signing the lease, or telling your boss to shove it. You can be responsible to those around you while creating immediate pleasure for yourself.


6 Responses to “workspace wednesday: instant gratification.”

  1. mary @ B&Gjournals

    totally learning this lesson right now, how important it is (even though it sounds so selfish) to take care of yourself…though i wouldn’t recommend telling your boss to shove it, that might come back to bit you pretty hard, haha. and love your work spaces more and more with each peek!

  2. Valerie

    I was really inspired by The Fire Starter Sessions as well! Powered through the book in just a few days. It helped me to focus on my goals, put things into perspective, and reminded me why I do what I do. And yes, SO many great passages to highlight.


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