Getting Things Done

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.

1 thought on “Getting Things Done”

  1. I think that’s why I forget everything – I constantly get interrupted when I’ve started something, and then move on to the next thing. I’m lucky if the first thing is still sitting there, staring me in the face, so I can remember to get back to it.

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