Okay….last week, Monday Got Lazy and now it seems I am ‘bogged down’ in so many things to do that my head is spinning and my List is a mile long. I guess I should admit, however, there might have been another day or so along the way this week that I felt I needed to pull out my lazy card!!…..Oh the price we pay sometimes for doing things that seem to come so natural and easy!!
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just post our lists on a community bulletin board somewhere and have help in completing the tasks that we are not very good at being able to complete. Kind of a barter system….you do the laundry and I’ll fold it and put it away. I’ll do the dishes….if you’ll do the cooking today. Guess that’s the way it use to be when multiple generations lived together all in the same house. Of course, I’m sure Woody Allen would be able to create a pretty authentic picture of what the real scene might be when that happens! Be careful what you ask for, right? Let’s address the issue….
Monday Gets Bogged Down
I wonder how some people are able to get so much accomplished in a very short time without procrastinating along the way. I can’t even make a list without running off the edge of the paper and continuing to add to it before I even get a few items checked off AND actually losing the list several times before it’s completed. I know I’m not considered to be a lazy person and most people think I’m above average in the organizational skill set. Perhaps, I need to learn to delegate…….Hmmmm. Just asked Tramp to take out the trash and he looked at me and ran to the kitchen. I was sure he was headed to get the garbage, but instead he just checked his food bowl to see if there were any scraps or extra dog biscuits!! Guess I need to rethink this delegating thing….Choose your Delegate wisely, right?
I think this happens not only in just daily grind stuff, but just in life in general. Even the fun stuff gets either over-completed OR gets pushed to the bottom of the list. Life needs to be a balance, right? Unfortunately, I think we often struggle to determine where the line gets drawn. So, how do we get out of the ‘mess’ we’re in right now. Let’s figure this out, so that perhaps we can work on this phenomenon together.
Are you in this space too? Too much to do and too little time to do it. What happened along the way? For me, I think it is a cross between procrastination and distractions. I might start cleaning the kitchen, but then take out the garbage and find myself out picking tomatoes off my plants in my garden. Next thing I know, I am researching a good recipe to make with the tomatoes which leads somehow unexplainable to restaurants that I might want to dine at soon. By the time I re-enter the kitchen, hours have passed, the kitchen is only half completed AND now I’m hungry (from ooo-ing over the recipes I’ve discovered) and struggle to find a clean spot to make some lunch.
Is anyone relating here??!!! Please tell me that I’m not alone or unique in this horrible syndrome!! Do you think there are any research studies going that I can join to find my cause and cure? Perhaps, there might be a support group that will help me feel there is hope.
Help! Help! Help!
Well, this is the point in my Blog post that I usual offer some suggestions or support to get beyond the current issue…..I’ve got nothing!! Here’s what I thought I would do. After you read this, post in the comment section at the top of the post, a description of a recent situation of your Bogged Down-itis. Don’t be shy. Even life’s problems can make us smile sometimes. Let’s see who could qualify for King/Queen of Bogged Down Monday.
Hopefully, what we’ll find is that we’re really not alone in this world and when we feel we are the ONLY human being dealing with something difficult, that we just need to open our eyes and look around us.
When life seems the most difficult, I’m sure there is always someone dealing with a worst situation.
And maybe too…..that we’ll understand that we need to reach out to others in time of need and get the support we need and offer the same to them. We really don’t have to carry the whole burden alone. Sometimes, the opportunity to make a difference is right in front of our face.
Have a Great Monday.
Make it a great day. Reach out to others.