Downtown Disney earlier this week, Orlando, FL
So let me just share what I’ve been doing (and not doing) just THIS MONTH and my cure:
- My long-time model gf came in town from LA for a few days for NYE then dropped her off at the airport to start driving north for our…
- A fabulous 3 day weekend in Sedona with friends, and had a week to prepare for…
- My photographer gf Geni Bean who came in town for Imaging USA for 5 days…
- Then had a few social breakfasts, lunches,…
- Took a knitting class with my photographer gf Courtney Sargent…
- And left to Orland and have been there for 10 days (I know you didn’t know, I scheduled my posts and I didn’t want you to worry).
Here’s my problem this month. I got nothing done. My brain is unfocused. I shopped way too much this month out of boredom. And, a month has gone by with lots done, but not much to show for it. You ever have those days, weeks, months?
Thank goodness I made a solution!
Problem/Dilemma: “Squirrel” issue. Scatterbrained. Too many areas of income that are not being concentrated or focused on.
Solution: Wrote on small square sticky notes all facets of my life that need attention. For you it might be kids and your side job. For me, it’s this blog, modeling, graphic design, The Heirloom Home blog, photography, writing articles and producing video tutorials (soon). Some have more income than others, and others are hobbies – the blogging.
But I haven’t been able to focus so I put each of those individual squares with my facet/hobby/job/money maker and put them in a column.
I have 4 columns. First column is utmost importance – money maker. Second, third, fourth, you get it. Fourth I won’t tell you what they are cause you’ll judge me. But, it’s either things that are already turning and don’t need attention, or just has to wait right now.
The best part about sticky notes – you can move them around.
I don’t need to put things like, wife, church, God, small group in there because that important stuff to me just always happens. I don’t need to remind myself, but if you’re a crazy list maker or visual person who just needs to do it, then do it. Sometimes just having a visual of your priorities can help you stay focused on your every days.
And I was such a good girl I didn’t write a shopping post-it.
Diana Elizabeth doesn’t want to use the redundant Christian word “season” but there really is a time for everything. Sometimes you can’t be everything or do everything for every one or be the best at it all. It’s OK to give yourself grace and it’s OK to say no and take time to focus. No one got successful immediately by doing it all.