Monday, April 05, 2010
Saturday night I set out everything that I absolutely had to get done this week due to client expectations and due dates. There were 12 items. Then I set out the things I really wanted to do this week and there were 5 of those. Barely one day into the week I can see the things I want to do slipping away for lack of time. Doing something with my fingernails and tying that Hale Bopp fly pattern have already gone from wants to wishes.
I search my list for the single "must do" item I can slide but tax returns have deadlines, the bills are going to be late if I don't sit down and pay them, and I am already 2 days late calling my Mother and my Sister for there birthdays. Likewise, clients would not look kindly on having their payrolls put off. I have also reached the point where my weight loss is slowing down without exercise so have put 30 minutes a day for exercising in my "must do" list and am doing my best to not let anything be a reason to slide those out of the way.
Yes, I know I lack organization. The big box sitting next to my desk is full of filing that needs done, reminding me daily. At least I prefer to think of it as lack of organization rather than age slowing me down, requiring me to stop and take a nap.
I learned long ago the the busiest people have the best ability to add something else to their activities but, frankly, I don't want to be that busy. As necessary as I know it is for me to be active on SparkPeople, buy groceries and prepare meals, it is all taking 2 or 3 hours a day which contributes to my time problems. It looks like there is a question to be asked in here. Do most SparkPeople who lose a lot of weight successfully put this much time into it?
With that, I better get busy with work or I won't get the Sunday "must do" stuff done by Monday morning.