There are so many things to do on my “To Do” list, than even focusing on one, even one that’s really important, is hard to do.
I see a trend though, and that trend is to focus.
This fourth day of the “30-day of Hustle” Challenge is causing me to focus on the most important things – the tasks right at hand if you will.
I’ll give you an example: I wanted to eat out today for lunch. I had the money in my pocket, I knew I wanted sushi, and I really didn’t want to eat the lunch I packed. It was left-overs, as usual, and even though it was healthy, good food, (green beans, ground turkey, and brown rice,) I really didn’t want to eat it.
I asked two co-workers to go out to lunch with me…. Both of them said “no,” for different (good) reasons.
I didn’t want to go alone and I knew that my lunch was waiting in my lunch bag to warm up and eat.
I sighed my usual sigh, sucked up my pride (because that’s all it really is) and warmed up my lunch, finally convincing myself that this is what I wanted. I wanted to stay healthy, not spend the money on lunch, stay close to my computer, and use my lunch time being productive on personal projects that I got the chance to work on.
Focus on the goal(s).
Today’s email was to figure out a way to add some fun to whatever it is you’re working on.
I decided to do two things to add some “fun” to this process of filling out the advanced directive forms with my mom.
The first is to take a day off from work next week and go over the paper work with her, getting as much info as I can in a couple of hours. That same day, I’m going to take her to the flea market. She loves it, I love looking, and we are both going to have fun.
The second fun thing I am planning is to take her to Yosemite, after filling out the paper work. How awesome it is to live only three hours away and it isn’t hard to do in a day and come back. I’ve been wanting to do this for months now, and the weather is right, and it’s a great, relatively inexpensive gift I can give myself and her for completing such a daunting task.
I’m looking forward to the journey.
My husband took the above photo on a hiking trip to the High Sierra’s last year.