I think it is the story of our life these days! In a matter of seven days, I have been on two business trips and one weekend trip. In the grand scheme of things, I am holding things together but when something slips through the cracks or I feel like I am not fulfilling all of my obligations, I feel guilty.
I was sitting at my desk at 5:00 in the morning on Saturday to ensure that I took care of everything before I left on my weekend trip. There were two things that I didn’t do that I should have done; at least I feel like I should have done to be on top of everything.
Yes, I have the Superwoman syndrome. What about you?
At what point do we decide to do what we can and leave the rest for tomorrow? I know that tomorrow is not guaranteed, but can we have faith that we will be here tomorrow to complete what we couldn’t today?
I have a post-it on my computer that reminds me to focus on the most important task at the beginning of the day by working for two and one-half hours, then taking a break. Then, repeat the process throughout the day. It reminds me to be cognizant of how I am spending my time and what I am spending my time on.
That means no multi-tasking as well. A part of my Superwoman syndrome is multi-tasking. Why can’t I just do one thing at a time, do it well, and then proceed on to the next task? I feel like I am squandering precious time.
I could have written a newsletter about the 5 Tips to Being More Productive. Instead, I decided to share the error of my ways with you because I think there is something to be said about NOT feeling the need to maximize every moment of every day.
Waiting to Exhale
It is just as important that we take a moment to take a deep breath and exhale. That’s my only tip today. AHHH, doesn’t that feel good?