It’s seems that I have many many things to do. I also don’t seem to be able to choose which of these many things is the most important. I start with something which I deem to be the most important, but within a few minutes and a few notifications from my phone later, I realise I’ve moved onto a completely new thing, which is, as of this moment, the most important thing. If I step back and look at myself during these times, I can see that reason I’ve stopped doing the first thing is that it’s a creative endeavour – writing my blog. I’m not sure if it’s the same for everyone (although I would think that it’s probably a common issue) but it certainly is easier for me to consume than it is to create. Taking your thoughts and incarnating them in some form or another is a difficult process, one that involves patience, perseverance, practise and (before the alliteration becomes too ponderous) self-honesty. It also needs a lack of distraction, which I’ve always believed is terribly difficult to achieve due to factors mostly external, such as work, choir, research, etc. However, I’m on holiday at the moment and the only distractions are the ones I’ve put in place, such as renovating the house , looking after the new puppy, doing computer admin, washing the dishes, etc, ad nauseum. Reminding myself of the self-honesty clause above, I must ‘fess up’ to my propensity for self-sabotage.
The right things to do:
- Make a backlog
- Prioritise it
- Allocate time every day to tasks you want to do do every day, such as meditation, journaling, blogging
- Create a distraction-free environment to get the tasks done.
The last thing is often the most difficult – just start!