So Much To Do SO Little Time…..

I am finishing an online course “Becoming Mrs Claus”, Writing a book on Divorce and Healing yourself, Driving for a Medical company, Decluttering my home, Listing things for sale, working on my diet to reverse diabetes, exercise, Clean house , help 2 friends out who are sick, talk to friends as they need to work through problems, choir practice, Church, Appointments, and so on.

Sometimes I don’t do anything or don’t do anything I planned on. I get side tracked and work on something else that is physical because I can see progress vs writing a book that takes long time to see results from. Or I am very tired and rest that day, only making calls etc. that I must do.

Paper clutter or decluttering – do 10 min. on one square foot. Work fast for 10 minutes. Choose one small area of the paperpile or one junk drawer, not all the drawers or the whole paper pile. Have a keep pile and toss pile, NO maybe pile.

Don’t overwhelm yourself with everything. Choose one thing to focus on, then one thing within that focus. I chose to focus on my online course last year and wait on the book to this year. I still need to do the subtitles but that has been held up by Russian Bots on the site I recorded on. My web designer is working on it.

One way to help me get going is the dictate button on the computer. I am typing now because I know what I want to say. But when I am stuck or overwhelmed, the dictate button helps to get the thoughts flowing. AFTER it is typed out by dictating then I can go back and edit.

Find what works for you, brainstorm and write it out. There is something about cursive writing by hand that kicks in our creative side. Then break it down into smaller bites and how to.

Somedays I choose only one or two small things to do and count that as making progress because I did them. Instead of beating yourself up for not doing more or how well you did it, look to what you have done as a success for the day!

For a mom of young children it maybe that she put dinner on the table or fed the children 3 meals a day. Because it is physically exhausting taking care of babies and young children. Latter it is mentally exhausting with teens. Also it is much more important to spend time with those little ones. Let them know they are loved, valued, and teach them by example how to be calm and peaceful than having the cleanest house on the block.

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