Like many of you, I seem to have too many items on my ‘ to-do’ list [not my 'wish' list] and not enough time in my day. Foremost in my mind is the question “What is the best use of my time right now? What will give me the most value for my day?”
Well, today was an off-day …. I just didn’t have my usual energy to tackle what I needed to. I kept forcing myself to do what I had originally planned to do …. in the ‘grand order of importance’. I found myself merely going through the motions, with no enthusiasm or passion, just to say I did it. Frustrated at myself, I opted to do things that really weren’t on my list …. going through the mail, pruning the plants in my garden, sitting in the sunroom doing some light research.
What I found this did was free up my left brain – the logical, objective one – the one that I needed to complete my ‘to do’ list, the typical business tasks. I engaged my right brain – the creative side, the side that imagines and wanders with no set path or objective. I let my emotional brain have some free reign, minimizing the fight/flight/freeze syndrome that usually overtakes me when I get overwhelmed.
Let me ask you, did I make the best use of my time?