OK. So apparently it’s been quite a while (like possibly years) since I’ve had to actually budget my time.
How do I know this?
I know this because I can’t remember the last time I felt “stressed” about how I was going to finish a task. Everything on my To Do list was pretty much finishable in one sitting. So even though my calendar could have a bunch of items on it on any given day and my To Do list could sometimes grow to 2 pages because I deemed watching re-runs of The Big Bang Theory MUCH more important than doing my “stuff”, I never got stressed about it because one morning of discipline and I could knock out a good chunk of the list – if not the entire list.
But yesterday, for the first time in – well years – I had items on my To Do list that I couldn’t complete in one sitting. I have actual WORK to do! Things that will take weeks and even months to complete!
I guess that’s why you get hired for more than a couple hours to do most jobs – because they take longer than that
So last night I didn’t sleep well because I was trying to figure out how I was going to get all of this stuff done OMG what have I done WTH was I thinking?!!!
Then I “woke up” this morning and went – um duh! Just like everyone else on the planet, you’ll sit down at your desk in the morning (not afternoon after putzing around all morning going to the gym and making coffee and possibly writing a blog post) and work. You’ll finish what you can and the rest will wait until tomorrow.
Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
***I know it’s now 10:40 and getting dangerously close to not morning. But I had things to do this morning! Like get the car washed (which you have to do before 9:00 a.m. to get the discounted price!). Make coffee. Get into comfy clothes. Send emails about snowboarding this coming weekend and wondering if anyone can come play with us. Updating my Facebook status. Reading other blogs. Writing my own blog post about how I’m not going to do exactly what I’m doing right now. Filling out paperwork for the kids’ upcoming sports seasons. Making eye exam appointments. Petting the dog. Petting the cat.
Does anyone else see a problem here?