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How time ran away….

I’m usually a pretty good juggler.  Or at least that’s what I tell myself.

But here it is, November 4th, and it’s been eons since I posted.  Actually, it’s been eons for a lot of things on my want to do daily list.  Which actually proves a point that I make to myself (and anyone who’ll listen.)

If it’s not on my schedule, I probably won’t get to it.

My daily “I want to do list” includes things like exercising, blogging, decluttering, drink more water, read for pleasure, meditate, throw out one thing I don’t need….  You get the idea.  Yet, lately I haven’t.  I’m not going to say it’s because I don’t have time…because I know better than most people, you never have time…you have to make time.  And I could.

But instead, I tell myself I deserve to sit down and watch some mindless television because I had a long day.  Or I tell myself I’ll “do it later” but something else “comes up.”  Or I just plain forget while I am in the throes of my day.

Unless it’s on my calendar.  Things that are on the schedule get done. 

Conversely, if I don’t block of “down time” on my calendar, it will probably get filled (and does) with clients, appointments, and other must-dos.

So why do I resist?  Why do I allow time to run away?

It’s certainly not a lack of desire or motivation.  I WANT to do all the things on my list.  I suppose it’s several things.  Old habits.  A concept of how the world works and time that harkens back to the structured days of school and working for others. (And it’s been a long, long time since either of those were true for me.)  Laziness.  Overwhelm.

A lot of my personal to-dos have been on my list for….well, way too long.  And it’s time to make a change.  So here’s what I am going to do.   I’m going public here and now.  I am going to pick one item from my personal to-do list and DO IT for an entire week.  (And hopefully longer.)

So…this week I will write a blog post every day. 

What about you?


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