It’s coming to the end of the day. I am off to look after my grandchild.
I was not a natural mother; it didn’t come easy. Had no idea what I was doing. Juggled between being a single parent, a full-time job, and going to school at night.
I am not sure I did anything well and certainly didn’t have any semblance of a work-life balance.
My son is now 35 and my granddaughter is on her way to being two. Not sure where time has gone but I have often thought that work-life balance is as elusive now as it was then.
And the madness is, I coach on productivity and mindset!
I am completely fascinated by how our brains work and the stories we tell ourselves.
I heard a great quote yesterday. “We are either sitting, standing or laying down, the rest is all thoughts”. Today, I saw a glimpse of what is possible.
Today, instead of spending my day doing everything but what I should be doing, the very first thing I did was focus on my website. I allowed myself two hours. That’s it. I set a timer. Sat down to write. And refused to get up until I heard the ‘ding’. Time up.
Admittedly, I did look out the window for inspiration from time to time. But I did the work. I had my action list – broken down step by step and just did the next thing.
My list is far from complete, but I am much, much further ahead than I was this morning. And the craziness is that once I began, I was really enjoying myself!
I kind of wondered why I had been putting all ‘this’ off to begin with.
So here’s my question for the day…
👉🏼 Is there a task that you’ve been putting off – or continue to put off – only to find that once you began, it wasn’t as hard as you thought?
Why do you procrastinate?
Let me know in the comments below!