In the last week I have been feeling less than focused. I realized that I am very effected by the lack of sunshine. It can be cold, but it needs to be sunny or I tend to feel unsettled, unfocused. It seems like such a small thing, the sunshine, but it is a huge impact on my mood and, sadly, my productivity.
I am embarrassed to say, but with all my gung ho spirit on my word of the year - focus - it has been hard staying focused. I realized that the number of distractions is formidable. My own push and pull, media, email, other people, family - nothing and everything. If I get off track on keeping up with my To Do list, I am lost. I get unfocused so easily... mostly by nothing except myself.
So, how do I get back on track?
Today I set three simple goals for myself. Clean off the little nagging paperwork on my desk, empty one more area in my house and do some yoga - nothing huge, just three things.
Tonight I am going to sit and write all of the things I think I need to do - a big massive list to get it all out of my head. I will do it after dinner, in my office, focusing just on that.
Tomorrow I will do the very same thing. Over and over. Sometimes getting out of a funk is all about recommitting. I feel like the drug addict that says, over and over that they are going to be clean. Each day they start new. Instead, I am saying I am recommitting myself to focusing on moving towards my goals.
OMG - huge duh moment! I haven't DONE goals for this year. I have these 12 intentions that I am working on in the One Little Word project, but they aren't goals. THAT is what I need to do too. I need to sit and see what I want to work on. The big and the little for this year. No wonder I am floating around here not exactly putting my feet firmly in place. I need to clear some space away to focus on what I want to be doing - otherwise I am like the ball in a pinball machine pinging and ponging towards anything that bats me around.
I would call this a blog epiphany... thanks for joining me as I wend my way!