The lists in my life are always to-do...never to think, to feel, to be. Get started, keep moving, go faster, don't stop. It sounds like a race but this one has no finish line. In fact, 'write a semi-clever blog entry about how overwhelmed I am by the smallest, simplest, STUPIDEST things in a cathartic effort to get over it' topped today's planned tasks--hence, the penned pity party. 'Get all weepy while you do it' was not written next to any check box so I'm not sure what that's about.
My list has grown to such proportion that my regular tricks for work completion are not working...Get started, right??? Just make a list and get started. Begin with something small and go with the momentum. If you have to, add things you've already done to a list and check them off! Start with something big and relish the satisfaction of accomplishment. Do something for yourself so that you are 'full' enough to give your energy to other things. Start with a promise of self-reward for finishing something. N-O-N-E of it is sparking my ignition today or for the last week, in fact.
I've been looking for a quote in vinyl lettering for a spot in my house. "Live the life you IMAGINE" was in the running until I contemplated it more carefully. Wouldn't you imagine that a scoured house could stay clean for 10 minutes, that a small, medium, or large male could hit a 20" oval with his biological sprinkling system, that with 1.5 months notice, a 6th grader could write a simple paper sans parental assistance and/or threats, that a public school employee could leave for the summer without things still lurking on her work to-do list?? The life I imagine is so far from reality right now that my imagining just makes me feel worse, not inspired in the least. I guess I'll have to order a more applicable, individualized quote along the lines of 'Give up all attempts for improvement and aim only to refrain from behavior that might land you on the 10 0'clock news tonight'.
SORRY for the wa wa wa. Aren't you glad you're not married to or parented by me today? Imagine that!!!