Monday, October 19, 2009


It is football season, but I feel like I'm stuck in halftime. I don't mean that my life is all cheerleaders and marching bands. Wouldn't that be nice? No, I mean that everything is only half done. The laundry is washed and dried, but not folded and put away. Four out of seven raised garden beds are cleaned up. Three out of eight dining chairs are recovered. Just over half of my windows are washed. And that's probably not even half of the things that are half done. I won't even mention the knitting and crafts projects that are half finished.

I can't figure out if I'm busier (doesn't feel like it), more scattered, distracted or unfocused (could be), or unmotivated and tired (very likely). There are so many things that need doing that I dabble here and there and get many things started and nothing finished. I'm also setting my daily goals too high, so it's hard to feel satisfied when everything isn't accomplished.

How do I fix it? I need to go back to my lists. To-do lists work really well for me, and I get a sense of accomplishment when things get crossed off. I've also got to work hard at seeing a project through from start to finish, and I'll start with finishing up projects that are already started. If I do this, I think I'll feel more on track in a week.

On a positive note, I'm a little more than halfway through NaBloWriMo and I haven't missed a day. Writing every day is a daunting task, and I'll be scaling back when the month is over, but it did give me my writing mojo back.


Tammie said...

i get this way a lot when im overwhelmed. i try to do everything and end up doing nothing. (wasnt it you who a long time ago blogged about doing the hardest thing first or something like that? or am i thinking of someone else? im not sure...)

moving on...blogging everyday has been a fun challenge, but im excited to get back to my "blog when i want to" ways. :)

Aunt Becky said...

I feel unfocued these days. I'm trying really hard to get on track, but I'm SO not a list-maker, which makes it really hard, you know?

Mama Bee said...

Oh my goodness, if you find the solution to your problem, please email me asap.

What do you do if you can't even get half of the job done? ;)

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