I was thinking this morning that the writers’ conference I went to in Iowa was great because I got to focus on writing for two days with no distractions. Don’t get me wrong–I love some of my distractions. In fact, one of them will be home from college tomorrow for a couple weeks. I do pretty darn well when I can focus on one thing and get it done, but daily life doesn’t lend itself to that. On a perfect day, I’ll get my household chores done , write, study, and spend time with my family. So far I haven’t had a perfect day. Ever.
I’ve tried lots of different systems–lists, tickler files, notes on a cork board, calendars (paper and online with alarms and reminders). Part of the trouble is sometimes my goals are not specific enough. “Finish Family Herbalist Certification” is pretty broad, but it seems like, in the time it would take to break it down, write it out, and log it on a calendar or pin it to my board, I could just do it and be done. I like done, but it takes a long time.
I was going to post this on my fan page, but condensing it into a paragraph was too much to do before I go to work so I’ll just post this link. If you’re interested in batting ideas around, leave me a comment somewhere. Just don’t pin it to my cork board; I might miss it.