It’s Friday and if you know me you will know each Friday is a big, big deal. I love Fridays because I love the weekend and I love the break from work and routine. If you also know me you will hear me so much of the time say how busy I am, how much I have to do, I write lists that I never complete because I’m also very ambitious with what I think I’m capable of doing. I remember a while back when I was seeing a therapist she told me about how helpful lists can be. She asked me one day to share the lists I had been making and when I shared my list she immediately said “that’s too much!” and she explained to me how my lists should be more realistic and doable and this way I could actually complete them. Sigh…..really? I don’t think she knows me very well but honestly I have to admit. She was right. A good list is necessary for me and I don’t beat myself up when I don’t cross every little thing off, I just move it to the next day however I have to admit sometimes my lists are outrageous even still. So I’m working on it. Each day I work towards how to better navigate through my days.
A couple of weeks ago I was at Target and they had these darling little planners. I needed one, yes I NEEDED it. Abbie helped me to pick one out and so far I love it. I carry it in my purse and I jot down things that happen, things that I need to do, bills I have paid, bills I need to pay, appointments, birthday etc. It turns out I NEED physical pen to paper to remember and to have some (notice the word some…not complete) success. Because otherwise I forget. I’m very forgetful of lots of things. So this works for me. No apps, not the calendar in my iPhone but a real old fashioned notebook/planner. So these 20 minutes before I take off for my Friday at work, I felt compelled to write something, just something because in all my business and lists and working and all, I have not had much time in this space. Which is also something I need to work on, scheduling time for me.