Some days I wake thinking “I will get so much done today!”. And for a few hours I actually do.
Then it seems I veer off course.
“Squirrels” to me means some sort of distraction usually hits me.
I’m not sure if you are familiar with the move “Up” but when Doug the dog is talking to the man and boy and suddenly he gets distracted and says “squirrel” it cracked me up because that is so how life is.
People are more like animals than they chose to admit!
I have my lists, my chores, my “things to do” but like a lot of people that work from home or have a bit of time on their hands, managing that time is harder than it seems!
It is easy to get lost in the “randomness” of things we would rather do than what needs to be done!
I am so guilty of this!
I find myself checking things off of my list and thinking I have a little bit of extra time, so I decide to change course “for a few minutes” and minutes/hours later I am now behind on what I really Need to do!
Instead of doing all of my chores/work and then letting the randomness happen I have let the randomness slide in-between and get in front of my productivity.
I really am working on this with some actual success.
I want more than anything to write and also get paid to write. I do this blog so I can just write! I want to spend more time with friends and family. I want to keep volunteering. I want to be able to travel whenever I feel like it.
In order to make these things possible I realize I have to focus and be accountable for my time.
That’s such an “adult” word in my mind. Ironically I am an adult and sometimes I have to remind myself of that. Not that my boy doesn’t jog my memory daily that I have to be not only accountable but responsible. But the times when he isn’t with me are when I am supposed to be working towards my dreams and our future. I do get breaks and have to make the most of my time.
So I made a vow to myself that I am keeping.
It doesn’t matter how anyone else but myself feels about it. Well it does but I am lucky in that those the people who matter support me and believe in me.
I don’t like to let people down. It’s a lot of weight to carry but you know what? It is totally worth it!
So don’t let the “hard stuff” and fear stand in your way of your dreams.
Don’t let the “squirrels” get you distracted. Go For It!
Always Keep Hope Alive!
I know I am and I know I Can Do It.
I Believe in Me!
Have a fabulously graceless day friends!