Time-management vs. Me-management

19 Mar

It is easy for me to get swept away in lining up the tasks and projects – the work, writing, craft projects, helping friends with their needs, the continual maintenance of the household and improvement of the house, the parenting. When there is time between the tasks, I fill the gaps with worry, distractions, entertainment, idleness.

But sometimes it is far more important to step back and remember why I’m doing all these things. I have to remember: Nobody wins if I am not myself.

If I go too long without making a thing or making a difference, I feel dull and dismal, sick, sullen, and gray. And then it’s harder to do anything: I don’t want to make anything when I have no light to breathe into it. I don’t want to help anybody when I feel mean and revolting.

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