The job at hand was too massive to take on all at once. So rather than sitting back and feeling defeated, she worked at it for one hour.
I have at least one job like that. What I seem to be focusing on though, is the fact that I have at least two or more projects just as big and tall that I have also been neglecting. Where do you begin when you have so much to do?
You take it one. hour. at. a. time.
I set myself a goal before I went to sleep last night. It was to tackle 'Six Impossible Things Before Lunch'.
I didn't consciously think of six items to tackle, but I know that how I start my morning sets the tone for the rest of the day.
Today ... I must:
- Get up. I have done that. I am up and about. My bed is made. I have had breakfast. I am ready to go.
- Get dressed. Sitting here in my pj's is an open invitation to take a nose dive into the couch and stay there for the remainder of the day. Just for this morning, the couch is off limits.
- Meal preparation. Tend to the meat that I bought yesterday so that tonight's supper and our meals for the week ahead are one step easier to put together.
- Clear off the kitchen table. That which is sits on the kitchen table, signifies the tedious little tasks that take but a few minutes to accomplish ... but deplete a great deal of energy when they are ignored.
- Send off one email. I can lose the morning sitting at the computer. One thought leads to another and the next thing I know, I have lost two hours. I will allow myself one half hour to my morning distractions. Then I must move on. I will set the timer.
- Write for one hour. I have a book project that I must complete. Soon. It is 75% complete. I am in the end zone. I am so close ... but so far. Sitting there in its incomplete state is draining me. One hour. Anything above and beyond that, is gravy.