Days like today, aren't my favourite kind. And, that is probably the biggest unstatement of my life.
That's a corner of my new desk up there, nearly collapsing under the strain of pieces of paper, notebooks and other desky paraphnilia.
Today has been a sit down and sort day. Endless files, bits and pieces, have been whittled into submission, I have built a bonfire the size of Everst with confidential papers that are past their sellby date, and smiled as I felt the release as unneeded papers went up in flames.
I am sorting stuff out, and it feels good - even if it isn't my favourite thing to do in the world. Sometimes, even those things we dread, or loath to do, can feel great once we get started!
Tomorrow, well it looks like it will be filled with more of the same. Even though I know how good this is, and I have made the choice to be positive about it. It is tiring, and quite tedious. My brain is feeling full of fudge, figures swirl in front of my eyes, and my whiteboard with a to do list groans every time it grows, as I add things to it.
I don't hate days like this anymore, because I know how essential they are to my world, and to running a successful business. I do though have to rather, force myself to get on with it. Just like those law essays at university, that basically just needed me to sit down and write, rather than whiling away the hours doing anything but. I just need to sit down and sort.
Sit down and sort - sit down and sort - sit down and sort - sit down and sort - sit down and sort
Stay in the study - sit and sort - do not pass go, do not collect your reward, just stay put and sort.
The old maximum 'fail to plan, and you plan to fail' is etched on my mind. I know how important ticking the boxes, crossing the t's and dotting the i's are to my life. Sure they aren't my favourite things, but they are a crucial part of my life. I know when I have my house in order, I have more time to tell stories and to do the things I love, plus it makes me feel good, to just get it done, and not have to panic when deadlines flash in neon!
How satisfying is it to get rid of stuff that we don't need, to take a machete to parts to it, and to just get stuff sorted. I love it, I love the feeling that it gives me when I am done. It makes me feel GOOD!
In fact I now have a growing addiction to eBay, which began last year, when I started to sell my old fat girl clothes, that now, fall off me. Focus Nics, that story is for another blog... Are you excited? I am can't wait to share that journey with you!
Do you have a big project you need to tackle? I have set aside August as my tackling month. First up on my desk is paperwork, the stuff that just needs me to sit and sort, to pay attention, and not be on the computer, working on some words. What have you got to do and how are you going to do it?
I always think it is good to have something to look forward to, on days like these. Tonight I have an exercise class, and tomorrow a BBQ, then a photoshoot on Friday. When I feel swamped by papers, all I need to do is look up and remember that I have set aside time for this, it is important, I need to do it, and later, I will then have time for something else.
How do you get through days like these?
That's it for now ...
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