I came home from a two-week vacation and found each work day had a long list of priorities ahead of me. I found myself questioning why I went on vacation when all this work appeared impossible to catch up on. I questioned my motives.
Why was I even doing this? To pay next month’s bills? To live another day? The answers were circling my thought process. And then I set smaller goals: Get through one more day. Survive the week.
Guess what? Each day got a little longer and easier than the day before.
I made a running to-do list. (There was about 50 things I wanted to accomplish.)
I prioritized them. (Business, personal, clients, etc.)
I made action dates to get them done. (What to do on Monday, Tuesday, next week, etc.)
And got to work. #HustleMuscle
When I had a handful of tasks checked off my to-do list, I celebrated by being spontaneous. I ended up getting 42 of the 50 items off my list with time to work in my garden, see Steve-O at the Comedy Zone with my mom, have dinner with my sister and nephew, have lunch with my dad, and catch up with a friend.
What does this have to do with being spontaneous? When I started working for the small victories, a bigger success followed. Reward your effort on your own merit system. Find time to put your work aside and come back to it.
If you LIKE my business page on Facebook, you will see a common thing happening on Fridays I call a “Friday Focus”. The topic varies by what you suggest or what comes to mind. My goal is to help YOU, the reader, to take away something valuable than you may not have considered before. If you want to contribute to an upcoming Friday Focus, please leave me a comment and we can make it happen.