Doing It All…Not!

Do It All TodayToday’s Berthaism: You don’t have to do it all today!

I know Bertha’s whisper-shouting this one to me today…I’m just starting a major project…it should take 8 weeks…I’m on day 2 and I’m feeling overwhelmed. I’m not sure about you…but when I’m overwhelmed…I tend to procrastinate.

So today’s message reminds…me…us…that we don’t have to look at the big picture all the time…just look at the next piece in front of us…do that task…then tackle the next one.

LOL…she just added to it…You don’t have to do it all today…but you do have to do something!

Well…guess I’m off to take action…even a small one.

Jane…

I would love to hear how you take action when you’re feeling overwhelmed.

 

To Slack or Not to Slack

I really don’t have a firm grasp on my writing this morning…so…I’ve done what I do best…procrastinated getting started…checking email…returning tweets…visiting with Facebook…that kind of thing…

I was feeling a bit guilty…a bit like I was slacking…until…Bertha…bounced in…pointing out…there was no reason to feel guilty…my activities were actually just distractions…

Well…duh…that’s the point…they were distractions that kept me from doing what I needed to be doing…

Her retort was quite interesting…at least to me who was apparently slacking…sometimes…distractions…are just the thing to turn off my left brain…so that my right brain…can do the writing…

Hmmm…I have to think about that for a minute…and I realize that she is right on…as usual…that when I’m stuck…if I leave it for a bit…and do something else…the answer usually comes to me…

Besides that…I was able to do some of my correspondence for the day…and…I saw a picture of my longtime friend’s new granddaughter…soooo cute…and…the blog is written…

So…maybe…just maybe…I wasn’t such a slacker after all…

Jane