I’m having such a good day.
I’ve really embraced a new life philosophy. Basically, it’s ‘don’t stress out so much.’ Sounds simple, right? But man… it’s taken me a while to figure out how to do this, exactly. But now that I have figured it out, I feel so free!
My daily goal is ‘get one thing done.’ Just one thing. And if I get one thing done, great! I allow myself to feel awesome about it and don’t think about all the other one million things that I should be doing. Does this mean my work To Do list is a mile long, I’m still wearing pajamas, I’m not sure if I’ve brushed my teeth (I think I have?), my emails are unanswered, and my kitchen is a disaster zone? Yup. Do I care? Suddenly… I just don’t. It’s weird.
I think I can thank Henry for this transformation. I swear, he’s taught me more in seven months than I’ve discovered on my own in nearly 29 years.
Henry says, “Just chill out, Mum.”
What was my one goal of the day? I prepared a bunch of marketing materials for the clinic. And now they are done, so anything else I accomplish today is icing on the cake.
Hey, I baked cookies! That’s an accomplishment.
A tasty accomplishment. By the way, that’s a Better Crocker GF mix and it’s so good.
And I heated up lunch. Does microwaving a meal count as a victory? I guess it’s better than just eating cookies all day long.
Here’s to chilling out. It makes for a disorganized life, but damn – it sure feels pretty neat.
Are you trying to be more organized or less organized? I never thought being less organized would be my goal!
I’m trying to be more organized. My flat looks like a library tornado has gone off in it with all the books/papers/articles/research between my flatmate and I. I’m trying to move most of the books and papers of mine to my office desk on campus where I can keep track of it, and work digitally for all of the research I’m currently reading. I use my iPad to store all the research articles I’m reading/read. Now if I could get focused to read all of the articles I have stored!