Sometimes (like this past week) I have trouble staying in my work happy groove. It is like I split into two Bonitas. Half of me goes from groove to gutter and the other half just wanders off to Mental Meander World. As you can imagine, the further this goes, the harder it is to get back to where I need to be. Very depressing and demoralizing, too.
Yesterday I looked at my goals & plans. Then I switched it all up. Instead of being mad at myself for aimlessly losing direction, I looked at the roadmap of my goals from a different direction. What do I really want to accomplish? What will I do to make that happen? Not so oddly, none of my old plans met the new agenda. Sometimes my standard "work horse" attitude needs a little shaking up!
Thinking about what I really want lets me lose a lot of "to do" list clutter. If your goals were a burning house, what few precious items would you grab as you ran out? What if you only had 1 week to meet your goals? What would you absolutely have to do to make sure you to make them happen? Then see how they fit with your life. What do you have to change? Your schedule? Your goals? Your attitude? With my workaholic attitude, I normally drop personal care when I have too much on my schedule; but I recently learned that I have to relax a little and have more fun. Also, I need to make time each day to work out. I can't feel guilty for this! My well being must be part of my daily agenda. Plus, I can't stress over it. If I have too much to do, then I need to appraise my goals or ask for help. When I do this, I sleep better, relax more, fit in my clothing (I REALLY need to work out every day! ...or give up food...) and actually accomplish better work.
So instead of working harder or pushing on, I have learned to reanalyze and restructure. Sometimes changing my focus is the best way to find my real path.