Driven to distraction…

This morning my mind is going in six different directions and getting nowhere.

I have a whole bunch of things to do this week but I just can’t seem to get started.  I look at the list – postings to write, office to organize, expenses to log, software to learn, workshop to outline, marketing to finalize – and I am overwhelmed. 

Then my mind starts creating distractions – watch CNN for a few minutes, read part of an article in a trade journal, think about what I am going to have for lunch, write a haiku.  Do anything but the tasks that really need to be done.

Sorry I went away for a few minutes to check out a couple of websites. 

Now I am ready to go to work…

Well, after I look at this funny video on YouTube that my daughter told me about. 

Okay I am back, though the YouTube detour took a lot longer than I thought, you’d be amazed at some of the tricks cats can be taught.

Oh wait, I hear the mailman, I’ll be right back…

InspirationSorry, the new issue of Fast Company arrived and I gave it a good skimming – there was an excellent article on procrastination that I will try to finish later.

And it’s time for lunch already, I’ll have to write a posting once I have recharged with some chicken soup and a sandwich.  

But don’t worry I’ll get right on it this afternoon. 

One Response to “Driven to distraction…”

  1. The real way to get going here is to look at that list and do the thing you want to do LEAST – FIRST! Then the rest of the day is a great one!

    Make it a habit to start your day with that least-favorite item on the to-do list! It takes a few attempts and then it becomes habit and then each day and every day is a better day!

    Wow – You are a full fledged card-carrying member of Procrasti-Nation…

    You need to get here:

    http://yattitude.wordpress.com/2008/03/15/procrasti-nation-id-card-and-more/

    And get going!

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