While driving around today, I kept a small notebook on the seat next to me.
I’m working on changing things. It’s been about a week since my re-revelation that things have gotten off track and a bit out of control here.
So I’ve been taking a mental step back. I’ve jotted down thoughts of how I would like things to be. What would my ideal day/week look like? I’m starting there. I’m not up to month and year yet. How many hours a day would I like to work in an ideal day? How much of the work week would I like allotted to each business? How much sleep do I need? When would I like to have time for me?
Then I’m jotting down more thoughts. Are these goals realistic? If so, how can I reach them?
And the big one – how do I keep from going off track again in the future?!? I don’t have the answer to that one. But, I’m getting better. Intentionality is hard! I thought I’d been being intentional about a lot of things . . and I had been. But while I wasn’t looking, my work-aholic, tunnel-vision tendancies snuck in.
I think I definitely am going to have plan to take this step back and re-evaluate at much more regular intervals before I drive myself crazy!
Tonight I am thankful for taking the steps to get work back under control. I like when I feel that I am running my businesses and they aren’t running me. Lately, the appraisals have been running me. And I’ve let them. The good news is, since I am the problem; I am also the solution! Time to change.