My alarm went off at 5:00 this morning and I was so unprepared.
Not due to lack of sleep (well, maybe that too) but because I realized it was Wednesday and there was nothing I could do about it.
Most Wednesday mornings my blog is done, set to go live at 7:00AM while I'm on my way to work.
This Wednesday I hadn't even considered what I was going to write about.
This realization hit me square in the face:
Somewhere between last Wednesday and today, I completely lost track of time. But I bet if I looked I could find it - maybe in that big pile of papers on my desk that need attention this week. Maybe in that stack of laundry in my dryer that has been sitting there, dry and wrinkled, waiting to be folded. Maybe even in those photos I need to review and send to a customer.
Blame on my schedule, blame it on my commitments, blame it on my shoddy prioritization - I'm totally unprepared today.
Of course, that realization got me thinking.
- What am I doing wrong that I am out of bed at 5:15 every day and I still can't seem to get a grasp on my to-do list?
- What mediocre task or habit can I cut out of my routine to make sure my professional work, Jean's Boots business and those I care for are getting the best part of me?
- What should I begin saying "no" to?
- What, or who, needs my attention but hasn't gotten it because I've been too "busy"?
- Perhaps scariest of all: What am I missing out on because I haven't allowed time?
Have you ever thought about these things?
How could life, work and even your health be different if you prioritized the important stuff and learned to live with out - or say no to - the commitments and tasks that hinder your productivity or overall enjoyment of life?
It is a big question to ask, but one that was staring me straight in the face this morning at 5:00AM, demanding my attention like an anxious little pup who needs to go outside right. now.
I had to pass it on, wondering if I'm the only one?
Begin to take time to enjoy the little things,
for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things.
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