Beck Diet Solution, Day 8
Monday, October 08, 2018
Create Time and Energy
This day's exercise is a struggle for me to do. I don't really have any activities that I can eliminate. Other than my coffee time, when I first wake up, this is when I do my computer stuff. But that is my sanity time and I am not about to shorten that.
Once my coffee is finished, then I start my day. Now, I know that I need to better organize my time. Going through this book, I can to the realization that I cannot make a schedule of what I want to accomplish by the hour -- I am not a clock watcher and I totally underestimate how long it takes me to do things.
I find it easier to just make a list of things I want to accomplish each day and then work on those things. In the past I had followed the advice of the Side-Tracked Executives, (sort of like Fly Lady), and it worked wonders for me getting things done. But back then, hubby worked out of town and I was living solo. Following a to-do list worked well then, but now having to do things for other people puts a kink in my plans most days.
I wish I could delegate some of the daily tasks to hubby, but he thinks he is an invalid and cannot do housework because of his chronic pain. But, when he goes to our cabin up north, (the man cave), he is able to do these things. Best for me to pick my battles. I digress...
I actually filled out the priority chart this time. On paper, it really looks like I ought to have plenty of time to get all the things done that I need to do. I think I need to do a generic schedule and not put time limits on my tasks. Just listing what needs to be done and what I plan to accomplish worked for me on the days I actually created the "schedule" of things to do.