As we move into the middle of April (sidenote: How is it April already?), I realize there is room for improvement in my scheduling to allow more efficient use of my time. Can you relate?
I’m not sure why, or how, my schedule has gotten so far out of balance. Then again, when I pause and think about it, I do. Covid stopped life as we know it and then slowly we can do a little more, then, BAM…back to slow or quarantined. I crave (and need) structure to plan effectively. The pandemic has taught me there is only one thing that is constant, that constant is change. My friend, and podcast guru, Patrick, shares this quote from Heraclitus: “The only constant in life is change.” This is so true and if the pandemic has taught us, as a people and nation, this is a vital truth.
Since childhood I’ve needed “all my ducks in a row”. I plan, create my lists, cross off the completed items, and develop the next day/week’s lists based on all I accomplish. I work better when busy, it took a pandemic for me to realize this. I’m able to relax and let things go now. On the grand scheme, this is good because it means I’m more relaxed when things are changed or don’t go as planned. BUT a BIG BUT, instead of pushing through to get things done, I find myself kicking my feet up to enjoy a good book or binge watch a cooking show.
These are good skills and habits to have but I don’t know about you, I need a better balance. Over the weekend I invested in a new organizer to motivate me. It offers me the space and bullets to organize my writing, speaking, cooking, school, volunteering, home responsibilities, and phone calls.
It’s only been a couple days but once I get back into the habit, this is going to be a valuable tool. I’m thinking about going back to the store where I found it and buy the other two they had in stock, so I have it for next year.
As you read today’s blog,
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323