It's 3.07pm on a Wednesday afternoon and both my kids are out with their friends, so why is my 'to do' list going the wrong way? I've got about thirty different tasks scribbled down, and I've only crossed off four - four measly jobs!
If I'm honest, I know the reason why - I've PROCRASTINATED, again! I can't help myself. Instead of completing tax returns, I dug out the front flowerbed, instead of ironing, I read fellow writer's blogs, instead of reconciling accounts, I went shopping and instead of writing, I checked out Amazon's bestseller charts.
I hate feeling like I've wasted the day. Every morning I grab my latte, sit down in the office and write out a new 'to do' list, (with around 50% of the tasks being old ones, carried forward from the day before!). In the back of my mind I have a vague plan that 'today I'm going to get ORGANISED'. I plan to divide my day into segments, and allocate a certain amount of time for: my hubbie's business tasks, exercise, writing (my next book), marketing (my published book), and even more importantly - quality time with my children, and also hubbie when he eventually makes it in from work, oh, and maybe some housework and cook dinner...
I know it's achievable, but for some reason it seems beyond me. More often than not I spend the evening catching up with business tasks (when I should be doing stuff with the kids), and I don't find the time to write at all.
I know I'm not unique, most people have busy lifestyles and a lot of people have far more on their plate than I do. So I've decided; enough is enough. I am going to get organised and be one of those super efficient people and sit down at the end of the day with a smug smile, knowing I'm on top of my game.
What about you? Are you like me? (Please tell me I'm not the only one) or are you someone who just cracks on and gets the job(s) done. Either way, I'd love to know, so please leave a comment.
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