I’m on my second cup of coffee and I’ve just set my kitchen timer for five minutes. On my mind this morning is getting organized. I’ve been a slave to my task lists and it’s been driving me crazy. I look at all of the things I have to do and it makes my head spin. I feel overwhelmed, and when that happens, I often end up doing nothing. I brought this subject up with a business coach I’ve been working with. She said that this happens to many of her clients. Good news — there is another way. She suggested I pick one or two major things (maybe three) I want to accomplish in a particular week and focus on that. I took her advice and felt immediate relief.
My goals for this week:
1. Complete the revision of my website. I doubt that I’ll get it done, completely, but I will have the structure in place.
2. Help my son promote his November 24, 2012, “An Evening of Magic” event. Mostly, this involves hanging up flyers around town, which I don’t mind doing except that it’s been raining like crazy and I don’t want the flyers to get wet.
3. Read a book my daughter recommended so I can talk to her about it.
The timer just went off. 210 words in five minutes. At that rate, maybe I will be able to write an entire novel during November, National Novel Writing Month http://www.nanowrimo.org. Although at this moment in time, getting organized is more important.