Ever have one of those days when you started off to do one thing… one essential thing that had to be done and half way to doing it, you got distracted and ended up trying to be “efficient” and get four things done before you got to that one essential thing?
Here’s a short video I caught on youtube that pretty much sums up the feeling…
I make lists. Lots of lists. and get some level of satisfaction out of crossing things off the list, one at a time, or at least re-prioritizing the list, so that the most important things slide to the side, or to the bottom, or once in a while pop up to the top… I think it has to do with anxiety, or is it fear?
For example, I have to write an article for a national magazine! That’s right. At last, my fabu talent has been recognized. It’s a golf magazine for women, which is right up my alley. I’ve had it on my to do list for over a week. And it keeps bopping to the top and sliding to the bottom and then to the side. Well today, at last, I finally got to it. At least I tried. I started to write it and realized I had already written the article about a year ago. I dug through my old posts and voila! There it was. With just a tweak or two I was able to rework the old article into something quite acceptable. I was surprised how good the first one was. Hope the editor likes it.
I’ll let you know… in the meantime I still have dozens of little “to dos” on my list. And one of them I can check off right now! At least I wrote a post on this blog today. And that’s something.
What about you?