This week what’s weighing on my mind is all the things I’ve got to do.
Now there’s a stack of things I’ve got to do.
What I’m finding and I’ve always found but only recently noticed is that the things that I’ve got to do are coming first and the things that I want to do, that are important to me and I really just love doing, they’re the things that come last.
And it shouldn’t be that way. I shouldn’t have to put off doing the things I want, the things I love, until all the other things get done. Because it’s a never ending list of ‘got-to’s’. There’s always going to be another one.
And I’m wondering is it just me or are other people feeling the same?
Because it seems to me that business women in particular put everyone else first, every thing else first. There’s all the stuff you’ve got to do, all the people you’ve got to look after, all those things and they come at a price. And the price is you doing what you love and not even that, but looking after yourself, getting to the gym or going for a walk, clearing your head. Eating right.
How often do you sit at your desk and work through lunch, and don’t even have a proper meal? A proper break? It’s just the way it is and the way it’s got to be and sometimes thats true, but really? You can’t keep going that way. Somethings got to give and long term it will be your health.
Because you can’t live like that, having vegemite sandwiches at your desk with a cup of coffee day in day out, working those twelve, fourteen hour days, never switching off, never having any downtime. You can’t keep doing that without your health suffering. Your health, your family, and the things that are really important to you, they’re the things, they’re the people, who will pay if you keep doing all the stuff you’ve got to do.
So thats just something to think about. What we do, how do we do it, and how do we priorise what comes first.
Something to ponder this week.
And talking of doing all the other stuff first, something I’ve wanted to do for a while but haven’t prioritised is to teach you guys how I do my Social Media. Social Media is the fun stuff, I just love it! I’m not an expert, but if you like what I’m doing and want to learn how to do it your way then you’re in luck. I’m running a workshop in a couple of weeks to teach you. Let me know if it’s something you’re interested in.