Do you ever feel like you are so busy and doing so much and yet you don’t seem to be crossing stuff off your to-do list?
Well. That’s me at the moment.
I have so much stuff to tie up before close of business (i.e. 31/12/2011) and I am just distracted into oblivion.
This weekend, I was very busy. I had lots to do and I had a plan. But I became distracted.
On Saturday I went to buy candles at the factory. Then I drove a bit further to turn around and I saw a plastics factory. Of course I couldn’t not go in there so I went inside and spent a lot of money (unbudgeted of course). Then I went to my knitting shop and en-route I saw another craft shop which was right next door to another fabric/knitting shop. So of course I had to go in there as well. My kids were with me. It was HOT! They were both miserable.
After going into my knitting shop and then to my regular craft shop I eventually left and went to my SIL to try something. Then I went home to sort out something to eat and to try to clean up. Of course I had no energy. I ended up organising my craft stuff into the containers that I bought – this was not on the to-do list either.
I was also meant to go to Sally’s pudding party. My DH came home from work too late and Child2 started to run a temperature. So I gave it a miss. I watched movies instead of doing something practical. Like clean up my house.
On Sunday we went to Church as Child1 had to do something. Afterwards we went grocery shopping. Then to run a few more errands. Then for lunch. Then to my Mom to pick up something. We eventually got home just after 14:30pm. I had plans to make cards, knit, practice some stuff, file away some paper, get some stuff together for SARS so I can get my money.
Well. I got into bed to read. And I fell asleep at around 3pm. I remember putting my book down and telling myself that it would only be a short nap. Thirty minutes tops! When I woke up it was dark. I checked my phone and it was 21:21. Yoh! I had slept the entire afternoon away.
I got up to find my kids on the couch. Also sleeping. Not even bathed or anything. Am not even sure what they had for dinner. I had to get them up even earlier this morning so they could bath. Do you have any idea how much fun that was for child2? NOT!
I am generally a procrastinator so am trying to be very mindful of my behaviour. I usually have to give myself pep talks and I always reward myself when I complete a task. Only now I seem to be rewarding myself regardless of whether I’ve completed something or not!
How do you deal with being a lazy bones and being a procrastinator and being easily distracted?
This is what I managed to do this week – as per my November week 3 tasks:
Go back to SARS with whatever they need so I can get my money. HELL NO!
Find out about camping sites and where to hire a tent. Make booking if possible. YES and YES.
Find a Behavioural Optometrist to assess Child1’s eyes. And no, I didn’t know that there was such a thing either. When I manage to wrap my head around that I will blog. Promise. YES. Assessment scheduled for January 2012.
Find someone to take a few casual family pictures ASAP. YES. I booked this last week and ended up cancelling it today because I need my money for camping. I am trying to move it to February/March next year though.
Make final list of materials required for Christmas gifts and buy whatever is still needed – I already have most of it and just need one or two small things.Yes
Visit my SIL to see if she can help me with this thing (it’s jewellery-related) that I want to make a few people for Christmas. Yes.
Start making Christmas gifts. No.
Finish reading current book. No
So this is where I am at the moment. My house looks like it was hit by a bomb, Child 1 seems to be in his own world, Child 2 had a weekend of talking in leaps and bounds and being exceptionally challenging, my DH is distracted by stuff in his life, and I am not winning with ANYTHING Christmas related. Except for buying craft materials and booking a holiday.
This week I am cleaning my house. I am going to SARS, I am BUYING Christmas cards and I’m going to finish all 5 pieces of knitting that I am busy with. I am also going to clean my computer and all the stuff that distracts me. That means unsubscribing, unfollowing drainers (I don’t know if that is a proper word but I picked it up from Child 1 this weekend. Doesn’t it just sound so cool?) and cleaning up my inbox and google reader.
Seriously. Everything else will just have to wait
How was your weekend?