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monday--late getting started--thoughts on interruptions

Monday, October 15, 2012

it just occurred to me this morning that part of the trouble i have transitioning from my summer workload to the fall workload is the sudden absence of interruptions. i know that sounds really weird--but during the summer my workflow is constantly interrupted by friends stopping by, customers, equipment that doesn't work and has to be fixed, my forgetful nature. when i close for the season i need to dive immediately into my painting but i always have trouble. i realize now i am so used to interruption that when it stops i compensate by making my own instead. suddenly it becomes vital that i go to the dollar store to buy some plastic containers i have been doing without for two years. suddenly it is essential for me to clean out my closet. i get frustrated because i have hard deadlines for the Christmas card art i do, and i often have trouble buckling down and doing it. but the interruptions are an integral part of my day and i don't know how to function without them! back in the days when i didn't have my nursery and only sold my work at shows, i worked all day, non stop without a problem. but i did this year round--never had a period of time when interruptions were the norm rather than the exception. the shows themselves were a welcome (if very intense) change from my daily routine. this is an interesting thought and i need to pursue it.
in food news--the weekend was quiet and lazy--we got all our plants set in the ground just before a beautiful rain hit, so that was good. and we got some other minor chores completed. stayed on target with eating--here is the funny thing. i had a ton of calories left at sunday dinner time, so we went to a local salad bar that has nice fresh stuff. i don't usually consume a lot of calories at the salad bar, but i was careful to include lots of garbanzo beans and a hard boiled egg and some cheese to get my protein. this place has a bakery with wonderful chocolate cupcakes--they aren't very big, and the icing is not buttercream--it's some kind of whipped product. end result--you can have a really nice cake dessert for 150 calories. we eat these from time to time and last night i had one. still tracked out the days calories fine--but i was interested in how my body reacted to the food. i don't know if it has always been this way or i am just more sensitive to it--but i did not feel good after eating it--it wasn't bad or anything, and my feeling wasn't guilt--it was something physical. there were 6 cakes in the pack (you can't buy just a single) so i sent the remainder to work with rob. i ended on the high end of my calories--which i expected, but still within the margins.
time to head for the park with the "girls". have a great monday!
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    i will try that--wow--thank you!!!!
    can you tell i life my life in a perennially disorganized state? emoticon
    1885 days ago
    Have you ever considered scheduling a couple of interruptions during your day? You'd start your day with your journaling, then exercise, breakfast, then get to work. 2 hours later, maybe you can set an alarm, take the dogs for a walk or schedule some other short task, then go back to work and so on through the course of the day. If you think of other tasks you ought to do, write them down, start a list, and you can add them to your schedule of interruptions/breaks.That might help...
    1885 days ago
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