There are times when it might not look like it, but I am all about being organized. I love me a good list. Everything has a place, and that’s where it goes, without fail. I like to find a way to do a certain task and when I’ve got something workable, that’s how I do it.
I have an idea for how something should be done, how much time I should – or want – to spend on something and that’s what I shoot for. Anything less…
Well you know how it goes.
I’ve been on my own this past week and with the entirety of the day to day stuff on my plate, I’ve had to contend with Less.
At first I tried to deny it. There had to be a better way of doing things. Some tweaks I could make to simplify life (yeah, I know), to streamline things to where I could do all the things.
If you’ve gotten this far, you already know this was doomed to failure before I even started because that’s not how life works.
Around Wednesday or Thursday of last week, I came to realize that while I couldn’t do the entirety of all the things. I could at least do some of everything on the to do list, and that is still progress. It might not be as much as I’d like, but it’s still much better than nothing.
So this week, and going forward, I am adding two more things to my to do list: Be Flexible with your Time, and Downtime is Not Negotiable.
I may not be able to spend the perfect amount of time on any given task, but I can spend some good, focused time, on my many tasks and that time is good enough for now.
And because I could spend all my time working (pretty easily, in fact), that isn’t sustainable so, as with other things on my to do list, downtime is something that, while I might not be able to spend as much time on as I’d like, not getting any is not an option. I need to relax and recharge as much as – if not more than – I need to schedule tweets in advance, get that last dish done, or any number of other things on the to do list.
It feels weird to specifically mention downtime as I’m making the task list for the day, but If it’s not there, I can forget, and I’ve got a responsibility to take care of myself.
Speaking of which, I’ve been at this post for long enough, and there’s a dog right here who needs a good snuggle.
Thanks for reading. Be safe out there. Be Excellent to Each other – and yourself.
I’ll see you on Thursday.
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