You know the old saying, if you want something done, give it to a busy person? Well, I feel like I’m not busy (since I’m not working this week) but, boy do I feel busy.
How do I get all those things done that I do during the school year? When do I grocery shop and do laundry, let alone go to the dentist, the bank, or, heaven forbid, the cable tv store to get a replacement remote? My non-work pace is slower, to be sure, but I still feel pulled in too many directions. I think it’s me, because really, I don’t have a whole lot I HAVE to do.
Sure, there are many things I SHOULD to do, but are they critical? No.
I should organize my studio (fancy way of saying office/craft room, but I like studio better).
I should rearrange parts of my kitchen that aren’t working well.
I should give my house a deep cleaning.
I should do some gardening.
I should clean out my closet.
I should do some editing of my manuscript.
I should read the professional book I just dropped $40 on.
I should restore my dining room to its former neat and tidy self.
I should exercise. Okay, I really should do this one.
I should plan a menu for the week, so we don’t end up grazing all week.
I should shop around for new car insurance.
I should take a closer look at all of my finanaces and make sure I’m not wasting my money.
I should write more.
So many I shoulds. We all have them. They suck the life out of me if I let them. I need to plan an organized attack on some of them and let others go, at least for now. Deep breaths. Prioritize. I can do this. So can you.