Happy TunesDay, friends.
I genuinely hope your Tuesday has gotten off on a more productive note than mine.
In typical Christina fashion, I’m attempting to do four tasks at once and being unsuccessful at finishing any one of them in a timely manner, including this very blog post.
I need to remember to take a breath and try to tackle things one at a time–much easier said than done for someone like me whose mind moves many miles a minute (that was a tongue twister, wasn’t it?).
How do you keep focus? I’m willing to try whatever tips y’all have!
In the meantime, I’ll be listening to this week’s playlist and trying to drown out all the extra noise in my head.
wishing you focus & clarity,
This week is a relaxed sort of craze. Being on your own schedule can be extremely liberating, but if you’re like me…you need some semblance of forced structure.
I’m trying this new thing to keep me focused. For me, being busy means running around everywhere for meetings, errands, and work sessions. But, over the almost year that I’ve been on my own schedule, I haven’t gotten nearly as much done as I wish I have.
So, I guess that means I need an overhaul in how I’ve been sorting out my time. As my poppa says, I need to “buckle down” and get my stuff in order.
Essentially, what I’m saying is, if I call, text, email, Facebook message, LinkedIn inbox, or Twitter message you…ignore me. Or, make sure it’s on a weekend or not during typical 8-5PM work hours. I beg of you…hold me accountable and don’t let me schedule meetings with you unless its for legitimate work! It’s beginning to be an actual problem.
I need to get my life together. But, maybe this week’s tunes will help me destress. If you have any tips for how you schedule your time or if you experience similar difficulties in your freelance life, drop me a line.
Sending you all wishes of productivity and clarity!
Sometimes you just need to sleep 12 hours, eat food you know isn’t the best for you, pet a cat, and spend time with people who you love and who love you. Fight past your initial, cerebral worries that you aren’t doing what you should be doing, because maybe our needs and our cognitive “shoulds” don’t always match up.
Try as we might, not everything we do and not everyone we spend time with will be good for us or will help us “in the long run”. But, I think that that’s okay. We can’t always be moving forward–sometimes we have to take steps back in order to make our progression more meaningful.
And maybe the feeling of things ultimately working out and being okay can be attributed to my youth. I feel like I have time on my side, though I know that life is unexpected and days move by much more quickly than I’d like. At twenty-three, I think I’ve experienced quite a lot, and still nothing at all. Despite so many forces working against me as a womxn and as a person of color, I am privileged in so many ways, and that’s probably another reason for my air of confidence in time.
Regardless of what it is, I’m sure that even in our crazed panic to get things done, we can accomplish a lot more if we take the time to consider what we really want or need each day.
I hope that this week’s playlist can help you do that. Try to set aside ten or fifteen minutes for you to just think–not about the tasks you need to finish before 5PM rolls around, but about how your body and mind is feeling. You also deserve the time and care you put into the things and people around you. And if you want to start a new Netflix series instead of “being productive”, maybe you should do it, just this once.
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