Perhaps that title should read “Why I can’t think at all?” … forget “straight.”
When I get up in the morning, my normal state of mind is rather a tornado. If I’ve got some stressful issues in my day, that normal state can be turned way up. Mostly, the tornadoes are focused when I’ve got things to deal with.
Sunday was like that for me. If you read Mondays post, you’ll know that I over extended myself, meh … a little. That was okay. Like I said, having things to deal with helps me focus.
It’s very much like deadlines. I need to be up against them in order to get things done. You may find this to be true also. When there isn’t enough remaining time for a norman (a so-called normal human) to get the job done, that’s when I pull it off.
I’ll be quite aware that I didn’t do as good a job of it as I would have if I’d been able to focus on it earlier, doing every part of it to the best of my ability. But I’m also almost always amazed at how much less a task it was then I had imagined it to be.
I’m writing this on Tuesday. Sunday was the Big Show, Monday was the morning after. The morning after, that sounds about right. I was out of deadlines, out of stress. I had the same hundred tasks to complete that I had on Sunday. You know the ones. They got set aside, there was no compelling reason to do them. After all, I didn’t do them on Sunday and the world survived, I survived.
rarely offer the same sequence of duties and yet each criterion has merit. We rev up our brains and let the drive train spin. We go in circles while our transmissions are jammed in a non-gear somewhere between fourth and four-wheel-drive-reverse.
So what do we do about it? Given that our minds love adventure, I’m going to put my list on the basement door and throw a dart at it. What ever I hit is what I’ll do. It would seem to be possibly the worst approach to prioritizing my tasks, but it isn’t, the worst approach is to sit here idling and unable to initiate.
Here goes, and the winner is … damn! Clean up the kitchen. Best two out of three? … just kidding.
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