Time is a funny thing, It never seems to ever have the same speed. An hour watching your favorite show does not feel as long as an hour sitting at the DMV. Being a single parent or a parent at all, time is as precious as gold and like gold you never feel like you have enough to get by…..well ok I never feel like I do. This week I just don’t seem to have enough time to do everything on my to do list at home or at work. When that happens I end up wanting to do anything BUT my to do lists.
I am try to do different thing th help me cope with the stress and dread of doing said to do lists. My procrastinating effects job and home life and to be honest with myself it disappoints me. Here I am suppose to be this adult who is suppose to be responsible and such, yet I am like a ten year old girl who got seated next to the window and all I can do is daydream out the window during school.
Last week during work I decided to try mini goal setting to keep me focused on work. When I was active duty during long physical training (PT) runs I use to do the same thing. I would tell myself if I could just run to that tree ahead I would give myself permission to walk, I would make it to the tree but keep running by setting another goal ahead. So during work last week I promised myself if I got through 1 page or 2 pages I could then fill out some sweepstakes. Side note, to relax I fill out online sweepstakes but that is a whole other post yet to come. But this time I would stop and give my self the reward instead of just continuing with the task, most of the time as the project I was doing was not one of my favor work responsibilities.
Now this week I am overwhelmed with how much I have to do I decided to try the 3 goal approach. For home that means to write down three things I want to accomplish before going to bed and making sure they are completed. For work the 3 goal is to only check the internet 3 times or less before lunch and after. I do a lot of computer work so clicking on that internet button can be a HUGE time waster at work. So far it has worked great but it is only Monday so we will see. I will add a full Update on Friday.
Thanks for spending some of your precious time reading my post.