Skip to main content

Getting Things Done



I've written a lot about productivity lately because it's something I've struggled with and because I know how much better I feel when I've actually gotten work done.

Today was a wonderful example. Before I got up this morning, I made a mental list of the most important things I wanted to work on today. Then I started with the item that offered the biggest pay-off in feelings of accomplishment. For me, this would be to spend an hour editing my second novel MAP.

Funny enough, two hours later I finally got up from my desk with a wonderful sense of satisfaction. Not only had I doubled the amount of time I'd set out to work on my new project, I got further along than I thought and now have a much better sense of the novel in its entirety. Best of all, I can't wait to get back to it tomorrow.

This positive feeling provided me with the energy to tackle some less glamorous tasks for the rest of the afternoon, such as vacuuming and mopping, clearing out a planter in the front of the house, and taking the dogs for a mile walk.

Now I'm looking forward to the rest of the week!

Comments

larramiefg said…
That's why I enjoy Monday, it's a new beginning!
Mariellen said…
Good girl! I typed all day todaym, transcribing the latest round of filming of my bro in CA. My back aches (I'm a terrible typer) and I typed all day yesterday too..but I'm 75% of the way done! last time this task took me weeks.... procrastinator that I am. As one job doer to another, may I say keep up the good work!! And excuse my lack of posting, it was too much to face...:-(

Popular posts from this blog

Women are Highly Esteemed in the Eyes of This Man

I enter the sanctuary of Our Lady of Peace Church and my eyes adjust to the dimmed lights as the only illumination comes from candles on the altar and their glowing reflection in the monstrance holding the Blessed Sacrament.
My friend and I had come to join the Mary and Martha’s quarterly meeting which started with an hour of Adoration.
I took my seat in one of the pews, knelt, and surreptitiously glanced around the sanctuary. In the gloaming, I could see thirty other women kneeling like sentinels in silent prayer. 
Over the course of the hour, we would remain in contemplative silence.
As I slipped in and out of my prayers and wandering thoughts, I considered how pleased God must be when he sees us gathered in the simple and divine act of Adoration.
But in fact, women are highly esteemed in God’s sight not matter where we are. 
We only look at the life of Jesus Christ to understand how dearly he cherishes every woman.
In the Gospel of Saint John, a group of men bring a woman caught i…

When our spirit hungers

The precocious toddler’s interest in talking to her mother grew in insistence as the gathered group settled in for an hour of silent prayer. Shushing didn’t work, so the mother led her child into an adjoining room where she would still be part of the sanctuary, but sound would be dampened. Despite the closed door and heavy glass walls, the child’s fervent desire to speak with her mother was still audible.
I said a prayer for the patient mother determined to stay, and for the child who was either tired or hungry or impatient for Mom’s undivided attention. And then tried to bring my wandering thoughts back to prayer. I had come to Adoration with my own pressing need for answers.
Over the past few weeks I’ve noticed a growing emptiness in my heart. A void, as if something is missing. It’s not psychological. Not physical. After doing an internal check, I determined it’s a spiritual void that I’m experiencing.
No, I’m not doubting God, his existence or goodness. I have full confidence in…

If you are tired of the guilt trip you usually feel at church, here’s a different perspective

I am counting the days until I fly to Fort Lauderdale to see Mom for Christmas. Yes, I speak with her every day, sometimes twice a day. But as you know, phone calls just aren’t the same as being with someone you love. I look forward to seeing Mom’s smile, to holding her hand, to going for a drive along the beach with her. Spending time in the presence of someone we love enriches our relationship with them.
I believe the love I feel for Mom, is a sliver of what God feels for each of us. I believe God longs to share that love with us. Which is why we are called to spend time in God’s presence daily. We experience God’s presence when we meet him in our prayers, in church, and hopefully in one another. If I could make one wish for each of us, it would be that at some point during the next four weeks of Advent we would experience how much Jesus loves us.



The Best Christmas

During my morning devotions, I read these two verses of Psalm 117:
Praise theLord,all you nations;
extol him, all you peop…