The costume came off. Ms Rat wrote one chapter. And on the second day I wasn’t ready to write chapter two. So novel writing isn’t going to be my entertainment for November. I still have my book and I have ideas that swim around in my head, but it’s about to get really hectic around here. My mission for November is to manage everything – better.
When I boil it down. The issue here is my ability to schedule time within time constraints which I can not change. I don’t like constraints. Or schedules, or a million other life circumstances that I can not control.
How can a chronic schedule hater change her ways? Can it be done? Yes!
(I’m not even buying that, but I will try)
I have decided to create different “day types” so I know the general schedule in my head. I will start with
two four categories. The only days by name that mean anything to me are Friday and Sunday, all the other day names mean nothing so I won’t bother with that as part of my schedule. Instead, I’ll identify my days by colors. Colors makes me happy.
Below I have created four different colored days. As time passes I will realize that I can’t do absolutely everything on a “yellow” day. I believe this system will help me to recognize realistic limitations without stressing me out. I am going to give it a try.
Yellow: Full work days: wake early choices for that time: write, read, yoga, meditate and/or walk. Then to the office.
Pinkish: Part time work days: wake early choices for that time: write, read, yoga, meditate and/or walk, then dog park. Then to the office.
Purple: General shopping, vacation days, cleaning, simple chores, dog park, and maybe go out, this color day may represent traveling (driving) also. Office only if absolutely necessary.
Blue&Green: I do what I want, when ever I want + dog park unless I am sick like with the flu or something then it a rest day.
That’s the plan. I am good with this and if this is what it takes to reign in my expectations to fit with reality – so be it. I’m like a 4 year-old that needs everything very simple.
I am tired right now. I was up and at the airport by 5:30am. I have a full day at the office ahead of me. Definitely a yellow day. Power up. I can do this. I’ve got ten minutes to get in the car and zoom.
Tip: Don’t come un-glued when plans change or if you experience interruptions -just go with the flow.
Inspiration: “Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”~Gloria Steinem
One-day one-thing: Listing some items on Ebay.