Do you know what I accomplished today? Nothing. At least nothing that was on the carefully thought out to do list I created Sunday night. Today is Tuesday…Two days in a row? Ouch. That’s called a flop.
I started thinking about this…and it isn’t good. It works this way…
When one wastes time by putting things off — at least when I put things off — I do so with the thought that I can always get caught up tomorrow. But then … holy cow…what if I keel over tomorrow! What if I don’t quite die but get laid up somewhere? Or lose my mind? Or just get lost? What if I start forgetting things…
In more practical ways, what if I cannot do tomorrow what I want to do today? Maybe I’ll just get too damn stupid to flesh out my strange sense about string theory. I can’t say for sure. Maybe I will simply forget what I wanted to do. Who can say?
So when I am sitting about thinking I’ll get caught up tomorrow, that might not be an option. In that sense, the time I a wasting is the time I think I have tomorrow and that time might not even mine. Think about that because I don’t think I am making any sense. That isn’t good. Maybe you can explain it to me.
So time to get myself back on track! I am going to start holding myself accountable again. I will publicly announce my tasks and chores. And I think the best way to do it is to start with the ugly stuff first. If you start your day eating a bug, everything you do the rest of the day is better in comparison, right? Isn’t that the saying?
(Why do I seem to be asking so many questions lately? Is that an early sign of dementia?)
First on my list tomorrow — after a hearty breakfast of waffles and eggs scrambled with black pepper, spinach, and shredded Parmesan cheese — I will call the client who wants to take me to court, just to see how he’s doing. But in no particular order — other than task #1 — here is my Wednesday list:
- Call the client who wants to sue me.
- Clean kitchen and dining room.
- Read before Netflix. (This has to become a hard rule.)
- Write before Netflix. (This has to become a hard rule.)
- Schedule my client follow ups…before Netflix.
- Daily walk.
- Reset my Carbonite back up.
- Write to Ed Doering.
- Pay my currently-expired magazine and journal
I think that is a complete day. In fact I think I will get a jump on things by finishing Elizabethtown tonight so I can drop the disk in the mail and not think about Netflix, disk or streaming. (Elizabethtown, by the way…how did I get that?)
9. Check Netflix queue for films like Elizabethtown.
There, now that is a complete day.
- Diva Challenge #84 (lifeofdeb.wordpress.com)
- Work Less to Get More Done [Productivity] (lifehacker.com)
- Congratulations, We Wasted a Billion Hours on Netflix in June (theatlanticwire.com)
- String theory is underestimated even by the enthusiasts (motls.blogspot.com)
- Negative thoughts holding you back (livinggoodandgreat.wordpress.com)