Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Good Problems To Have


Ah, the '70s...

I don't think I've ever had this much trouble fitting my life stuff into my work day. I've got a friend I haven't called back in two weeks, a stove that needs cleaning, three writing projects waiting for my attention, groceries that need to be bought, blogs I haven't caught up on, my own blog I'm barely writing. The list is really non-the-fuck-stop.

And yet...

It feels really good to have this issue. I'm busy! I have irons in the fire! I have a little bit of a life that's more than fuzzy dreams and wishes.

I know a lot of people have WAY more stressful jobs than I do and have A LOT more difficulty organizing their non-work lives. I figure I need to do about four things to really get this down to a science...

1) Start going to bed at a reasonable hour.

2) Start waking up at a reasonable hour.

3) Figure out when I'm doing work stuff and stick to it.

4) Start working somewhere other than my house every day.

While it's true that I'm getting my work done, it's also true I'm developing some kooky life habits around that work. I think my naughty subconscious might be trying to chip away at me.

I'M NOT GOING TO LET THAT HAPPEN.

I'm going to sleep well, wake up fresh, do my yoga, have my breakfast and set this bitch on fire!

6 comments:

Jon Jefferson said...

I find it helps to get out of the house to work sometimes. I spent some time at a couple different places today, checking out how they felt for work.

Susan Cooper said...

Its like you're talking to me... LOL. I am right there with you. Life is just TOO damn busy these days. I'm doing and thinking the very same thing. Like you, I am not going to let life get the best of me.

Just One Boomer said...

Ouch -- rueful recognition. The freelance life does force one to have internal discipline in spades because no one is keeping tabs on when you start work, when you leave the office, etc. (Don't look at the time I'm writing this comment. Actually, I shouldn't be commenting. I should be finishing a piece for a client!)

Just One Boomer said...

Ouch. That's the sound of rueful recognition. Freelancing takes self discipline in spades. Actually, now that I think of it, I've always had to have self-discipline, but usually with external deadlines. (Recovering lawyer). Now, I have to set all my own and I work at home. Distractions all over the place -- starting with my computer. E.G.: I'm writing this comment instead of ......

Karen Koblan said...

I know what you mean, I find the day flies by and I still have so much to do. I really need to work on number 1 on your list too, I go to bed way too late!

Granny-Guru said...

So, I've decided I have to cut down my nightly beer or glass of wine to half, because it's cutting into my writing time. And, I have to get out around people more, or my eyes hurt from looking at the screen. Thanks for the post and reminders.

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