I almost didn’t have a post written for today. I love keeping up this blog, but Monday was one heck of a day for me and I needed to spend every (barely) waking moment trying to get my work done. What I usually would have completed by 3:30 in the afternoon, I finally polished off at 10:30 at night. Not once could I think of the Book. Not a good day.
Life is busy for everyone, not just me. So I know that you understand what I mean, Reader, when I say that it takes only one day to throw off my “best laid plans”. I spent all of yesterday catching up. Fortunately, I had a good sleep on Monday night, because I didn’t get a wink on Sunday.
When this kind of thing happens, I can keep up with my work, but that’s pretty much it. My assignments take a lot longer to finish than they normally would, but I am able to make sure that everything is completed and that it meets my high quality standards. But that’s it.
Isn’t it disappointing when one day of turmoil annihilates a full week of fun?
I still want to set the same goal for myself as I did last week. By Friday, I want to have completed another full page of editing of the Book. But I’m not sure how I’m going to do it. This thought sends shivers down my spine. Is this how it’s going to be? One bad day and I’ve ruined a week of progress with the Book? Am I prioritizing wrong?
Naturally, work has to come first. I have deadlines to meet (or beat). I have clients who have their own deadlines and I can’t hold them back. Aside from that, I have “life stuff”. I need to eat, sleep, keep house, and even socialize on occasion. Once those things are done, after a day like Monday, it feels as though there isn’t a single minute left.
I guess I’m just going to need to push myself harder. Here is my plan of action from now until Friday:
• Eat meals that are faster to prepare,
• Work harder and smarter
• Avoid distraction (I’m highly distractible),
• Write to the government to insist that another hour be added to every day,
• Make sure to write horoscopes with themes such as successful planning strategies over the next few weeks.
That should do it.
Do you have any tips for squeaking extra time into my day and that can help me to make sure that I can meet or beat my goal every week? If so, please post them in the comments, as they will be highly appreciated.
Note – this is Day 2 of the new smiley pictures. Any more opinions?