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Wrestling With The Day

Updated on November 14, 2017
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It is a tug of war...you can win!

I find it a standing joke that, if we make a comprehensive list of all the things we ought to do today, it will be time for bed before we have done a single thing...even if we didn't eat all day.

Here is a suggested way to keep that list really short, get the most important things done, and still include time to sit down and rest periodically:

....Sit down. Write down the next thing that has to be done first.

....Stand up. Do what you just wrote down, allowing only 5 minutes for interruptions.

....Sit down with a glass of water. Drink the water. Cross off what you just did. Write down what has to be done next. Finish the water.

....Stand up. Do what you just wrote down, allowing only 5 minutes for interruptions.

....Continue this approach, allowing time for snacks and water, as needed, (taking 5 minutes only) through the day. When the last snack (call it dinner or supper) has been consumed, take a look back at how much you have accomplished, and what disrupted this simple plan.

....Make mental notes about the disruptions and how to best avoid them tomorrow.

....While still sitting as your day ends, write down the next thing that has to be done first on a page with tomorrow's date, and have that final glass of water for the day. You've earned it!

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    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      22 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Audrey, We each have to stand up for something, even if it's just for a drink of water. You do a great job of standing up for things that matter.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      22 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      I like the drinking water and standing up. Good tips which I will follow. Thank you and enjoy your day.

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      William Kovacic 

      23 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Works for me!

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      Eric Dierker 

      23 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Too fun Demas.

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      Demas W Jasper 

      23 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Dear Eric,

      Set that Scrub Board, tub, and hose up near the laundry line with the clothes pins nearby and you can do it all with just a one line entry!

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      Demas W Jasper 

      23 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Dear Paula,

      Yes, and you get the added advantage of being properly hydrated throughout the day!

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      Eric Dierker 

      23 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      This is really a great idea. My biggest problem with it is the proverbial "Honey Do" list. But I am close to your protocol. Ones that get me are things like laundry. You really need to write it in three times.

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      Patricia Scott 

      23 months ago from sunny Florida

      Concise succinct to the point....life really does not have to be overwhelming unless we let it does it? (Your words)....Have a lovely day of choosing what works for you.Angels are headed your way today ps

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