There is nothing like a good bug to slow you down when you need it most.
I was looking at my to-do list for the next couple of weeks and it caught my breath to see what all I need to get done.
It’s the kind of list that makes you not want to do anything because you don’t know where to start.
Except I woke up yesterday and today feeling miserable – and I knew I needed to be reasonable about what I could accomplish.
So I picked one thing to do, knowing that when I got that done, I could pick one more thing to start if I had the energy.
The to-do list is a whole lot closer to ta-da because of this approach.
None of this is new to me. I know that I need to just focus on one thing at a time instead of multi-tasking like crazy.
That doesn’t always mean I follow my own advice.
For instance, my students yell at me for all the tabs I have open on my browser at any given time at school.
They should see me at home.
A Nerdy window is open. So is Goodreads. And my Gmail and Google Calendar pages. There’s a link from Sarah from last night that I want to look at a little more closely. That page of CEs for my pharmacy tech certification renewal (due at the end of the month). Hootsuite. A link from Sara from Facebook. Facebook. And a page about an app for my husband’s iPad.
And this page where I’m typing.
That’s just my computer stuff. You should see the to-do list of offline stuff. (Or the what-I’m-currently-reading list…)
I guess if the focus-on-one-thing-at-a-time strategy is good, maybe I should do the same thing with everything…