Knowing that no matter what you do, you're only one person and only have 24 hours in a day and seven days a week, it's time to accept it and stop killing yourself trying to multi-task. So many of us take on more than we can do and we're missing all the moments to "smell the roses".
Here's a prime example: At some point, I'm not sure when, I realized I'd become a slave to social media. I was out of town for a week at the beginning of this month and spent an incredible amount of time trying to get ahead of the challenges before I left and catching up when I got back!
While I was away I spent too much time worrying about things. I was constantly haunted by the monkey on my back - all the things I wanted to get done. A few are procrastination projects that I should have done days ago and the rest are simply in the queue. But, we're all just one person and we can only do so much before we implode.
So, this morning's blog is more for my personal therapy than for my readers. Who knows though, maybe you'll get something from the process I put in place yesterday. I've got a list for today - just a good old fashioned hand-written piece of paper with the things I want to get done. Yes, I'm going to make it that simple - just knock 'em off one at a time and celebrate when I'm done or for that matter, even if I'm not.
There's a great piece of advice thousands of people claim to have been told by a mentor along the way in reference to paperwork, "Touch each piece of paper that comes across your desk only once - make the decisions it requires you to do and then move on." Well, none of us deal in paper anymore, but it applies to every email, tweet, facebook friend, etc. Read them once, decide on the course of action, respond and move on!
And, for those of you, like me, who often feel overwhelmed about not having enough time to get the things done you want and spend too much time worrying about it:
"You can't change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying about the future!" Anon
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