I woke up thinking about goals and time management. About lists and things I want to do and haven’t done. I was thinking about the nature of me and how to use that to my advantage.
Ha ha, I’m writing about goals on Grand Final day. I’m skipping the first half so I can enjoy a bit more of this perfect Saturday and having the house to myself. Don’t get me wrong I love the people I share my life with and love hanging out with them. But I also love hanging out with me.
I’m not a great goal setter, I am enthusiastic and excited by things, I get inspired and order lots of books from the library and scribble little notes to myself, great ideas, more than it is probably possible to do/read etc. and then I can feel overwhelmed by my big lists, piles of unfinished projects and ideas. Overwhelmed to the point of inaction.
It’s not all bad, I have kind of come to a point of acceptance and liking of me, a celebration even. This is me, a dabbler, a jumper from project to project, a starter of new projects whilst others(projects he he) lay waiting for my attention.
That is my creative side, the free flowing and spontaneous side which I am encouraging and nurturing. I also have a very efficient and organized side, I get things done, I prioritize, I plan and basically achieve what I set out to do (mostly).
I really am both of those people. So what I’m thinking about is how I marry the two, how I can prioritize the more creative aspects of my life and the reading of books which inspire me? How do I make enough time for me to just be me? Then there is my other passion which is Feldenkrais, something which has inspired me so much and made such a difference to my life, a skill I have let slide but want to get back to.
This is where I’m at: getting insights and ideas about how I go about moving forward with this, it starts with awareness and grows into ideas, planning and action. It’s going to start with one goal.
1. To spend time with myself this weekend and come up with a list/timetable for next week which includes what is really most valued for me. To check in with myself next week and see how I went…Accountability.
I’ll let you know how I go (accountability).
What about you, are you good at setting goals for things that are most important to you?
ps. please forgive my grammatical errors, my editors ( teenage daughters) are in Tasmania and if I read this one more time I may not hit publish.