This Saturday’s child is in over her head. My to-do list is a cruel master and I suffer under its watchful eye. Last week, I felt overwhelmed, inadequate, like I’ll never catch up. With so much to do, I felt like I didn’t do anything well.
This is exactly the kind of thinking that adds a greater burden to work than necessary. I focus on what I don’t get done and fail to count what I do. I also fail to plan. This has got to stop.
I’m working too hard but don’t have enough to show for it.
First, I have to eliminate those things that eat up time but don’t contribute to my over all well-being, such as:
Clutter (inner and outer)
Eating for comfort and recreation
Lack of exercise (this is already a negative so eliminating a negative requires a positive.)
As I write this, I keep stopping to do something else. This topic hits too close to home. My office/sewing room is a bit too cluttered and I’m having a time focusing on one-thing-at-a-time. I’ve got a handful of receipts sitting here that are begging to be carried to the shred bin but I’m doing my best to resist.
Now, that I know what I need to eliminate, what am I going to put in place to help me be more efficient? Hmm. . .
1.) Creating a work and play schedule
2.) Committing to the schedule
3.) Building in rewards
I actually think it may be that simple. Of course, if creating and committing to a schedule came easily to me, I’d have done it by now. I’m more free spirit but I’m also done with the feeling of guilt that follows me around like a bad odor when I don’t get things completed. Guilt interferes with satisfaction and it’s simply got to go.
I’ve got work to do.