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I need to get shit done today.
And tomorrow. And this week. And for the rest of ever basically.
I'm not sure when my focus "problems" started exactly, but boy oh boy do I have issues concentrating on one thing at a time. I can't even write a to-do list because by the time I get to #2 or #3 I've already gotten distracted by something else that popped up in my head while I was writing said to-do list.
I'm able to get stuff done eventually, but it takes me awhile and I'm not nearly efficient as I should be. For example I've been writing this post for two hours now because I've stopped 100 times when I remember something else I have to do.
I'll remember an email I have to respond to, or I'll want to check an item on nebrowse, or follow up on a made-up Instagram task- basically I've found thousands of ways to distract myself. Also the new GIF keyboard on Facebook? Killing it. I can't stop playing with it. GIFS entertain me more than they should.
But that has to stop this week.
I need to work harder at everything I do in my life. Literally everything. I've been feeling like a hamster in a wheel lately. The wheel is moving, but it's going nowhere and I'm just circling around like a silly little hamster does hoping that a cat doesn't come along and eat me. I have no one to blame but myself for not moving my wheel forward.
The reason for my Monday Motivation lies behind two things:
1. 2016 is going to be the most expensive year of my life. I'm getting married and several of my best friends are getting married. Weddings are wonderful and I love them, but they're expensive.
Anytime I think about money this year my throat tightens and I feel this imaginary weight on my back push down just a little harder. And since I refuse to work for someone else, that means I have to work twice as hard for myself. Do I sound like Tony Robbins today? GOOD!!!
2. Shonda Rhimes is telling me to stop dreaming and start working.
I've been reading her book, Year of Yes, and it's speaking to my soul. Shonda is the Queen of television writing. You might know some of her shows, Greys Anatomy, Private Practice and Scandal. Her book came into my life just when I needed it. Here's one of my favorite quotes so far,
"Dreams are lovely. But they are just dreams. Fleeting, ephemeral, pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It's hard work that makes things happen. It's hard work that creates change."
So that's where I'm at today.
MUST DO ALL THE WORK.
To-do list people, I know you're out there. Have any tips to share? Or apps you like? Or anything that can make a distracted person like myself actually stick to one? Share below. Thank you!