I’ve noticed this for a while, but I am starting to see it more, or maybe I just pay attention to it more. Anyway, I have trouble completing some tasks without either getting bored and starting something else or just get a dying urge to complete it and hurry up and half ass it to just get over with it.
Today was a good example. I started to empty out the dishwasher and make something for lunch at the same time. Well, lunch was done before the dishwasher was empty (just microwaved something), so I left the dishwasher and had lunch. But then I wanted to clean up the garage before it got too late. So, I started cleaning up the garage. Then, I wanted to wash the car before it got dark. After the car was washed, I wanted to go to the store before the close. By the time I got back from the store, I was too tired to finish cleaning up the garage or empty out the dishwasher.
So, I got the dishwasher half emptied, the garage about a third of the way cleaned up the car washed and went to the stores I had to go to.
I tend to do this fairly often and I know this is a lame example, but its the most recent. I can’t think of any others right now.
This post isn’t particularly about today, but just in general. I don’t know if this is about poor planning, lack of concern, lack of time, ADD or something else.
Now, I do work a lot, average 11 hour days and 6 days a week, sometimes 75 hours or more in 7 days. Partially by choice to make some extra $$$ to pay for things I want, like furniture, since I recently purchased my first home and that’s where most of the money goes. I also work hard and most of my week consists of working and sleeping (yes I know that’s sad and there is A LOT more to life than work). But its only for a little while until I get situated in my new home. I am fortunate to have a job with decent pay that allows me to work a good amount of overtime to be able to afford a home in California and a few other toys. This doesn’t leave a whole lot of time to get other things done during the week.
I’ve always been like this, but I guess I notice it more now that I don’t have as much time to myself. It seems to happen more in my personal life that at work, but I know I do it at work also. Any opinions?
I think I need to get organized. I’ve been using a little pocket planner type notebook and i jot down things i need to get done today and my gosh, I’m finally free of stress because it helps me take care of things quickly and in an orderly fashion….plus it gives me a sense of control in my life.