Have you ever had a moment when you realized you actually had some free time and you get so excited you try to do everything you want to do all at once in that small time frame?
Does it start like this?
Setting: You’ve just realized you have 1 hour before you have to start work, getting ready, etc…
Your eyes land on the clock: “Alert! Alert! Free time for 1 hour!”
All at once, every possible idea of what you could do comes rushing into your brain.
Your mind: “OK OK OK….that exercise ball you just bought with Kohl’s cash.. get it out and blow it up. And we can exercise!”
Your body: Done. That was a work out in itself.
Your Mind: “Ok well since that was a workout, maybe we should just grab that cold coffee and head to the relaxing chair for some quiet time.”
Your body: Grabs bible. journal. Pen. Oops… where is the book? It’s in your purse. In the car.
Your mind: “You got to get the book.”
On the way to the car…
Your body ends up in the office/workout/music room and is now sitting at the computer because your mind has hijacked the action of going to the car to get the book.
Your Mind: “Yes! This would make a GREAT blog post for today! How crazy things can get when you don’t have a plan for free time!”
That’s how I ended up here. While I needed to blog, I also need to finish a few more things before my day really needs to start. So the take away here is something I remember learning from another blog somewhere which stated that having a list of things to do when you have free time will help give you direction so you don’t end up trying to do everything all at once and then getting nothing done at all.