On Friday lunchtime Steve and I drove to Salisbury to meet Steve’s parents for the afternoon. We hadn’t seen them for a while, and we spent a really great afternoon chatting over a long lunch. I was talking to Steve’s mum about how I get so frustrated at not being able to find time to do everything I want to do, and she suggested I try to focus on just three things for a longer period of time (say 6 months to a year), instead of always doing little bits of everything.
I know that she is right about this, and over the weekend I’ve been thinking about what she said a lot. It’s sort of along the lines of the saying “The way to get lots of things done, is to do one thing at a time”. I might have said this before, because even though I think it’s true, I find it really hard to apply in real life.
So, I’m going to have a good think about my priorities, and try having a bit more focus. I think the hardest part will be training my brain to not go off on a tangent the whole time with other things.
Lets face it people. I have an easily distracted brain. It’s great for problems and anger, cause I know if I just do something else I’ll forget all about what’s bothering me. But it’s really not so hot when it comes to having the staying power to achieve your goals.