I’m on a mission this year, nothing spectacular but something I’m in desperate need of figuring out and I’m hoping you can help me?
It’s finding time? I don’t think its lost, but for some reason my days seem to be missing a few hours.
I’m pretty sure I have the same 24 hours as the rest of the world but I just can’t seem to find the time to do all the things I want to do.
Perhaps thats having two children, and a husband, and a dog, and a life, I don’t know but I’m really hoping this year to get my shit together and find these missing hours and put them to work.
In all seriousness though, I’m a fairly organised person. I’ve got a to do list, I write my jobs on it for each month and this helps massively in achieving stuff but a prime example of losing time is this journal post. How Ironic! Its on my list this month. Yes I am now writing it but it I’ve had three hours to start it. In those three hours I did everything but start to write. I procrastinated hard on it. Then I figured if I started it now it means I could procrastinate harder on the really important task this month of planning my illustrations out for my book.
It seems to me procrastination is a killer of time.
I spent a lot of last year procrastinating on this book.
I’m determined to have it illustrated and ready to create by Christmas. Thats 12 months. A whole year. How many hours will I lose in avoiding starting it?
I think perhaps the real issue here isn’t time, it’s how does one stop procrastinating? How does one tell those Mind Monkeys to fuck off and avoid the chatter of self doubt that causes me to procrastinate in the first place.
Tad deep perhaps…but I’d love to know what you do to get stuff done, how you avoid the time loss that is procrastination or how you have managed to keep any deep lurking self doubt at bay. Perhaps these things take practice? Perhaps I need to learn more about time management? Perhaps I need a big slap around the face and told to just effing do it.
I hope it’s not the latter but I fear that may just be the answer.