As I look back over the previous week, I realize what a whirlwind of activity it’s been. I knew I was busy, but I’m not sure I realized just how busy I really was. It’s funny, but it’s not the busyness that strikes me so much about this past week or how quickly it sped by me.
It’s how much I accomplished over the week that strikes a chord with me…
When you look back over your last seven days, do you see how busy you were, or do you instead focus on everything you accomplished?
Weekly positive pep talk for Sunday, March 13 – Saturday, March 19
Overall, this was a positive week for me, even though I had an unexpected injury rear its demanding – and annoying! – head. Midday Friday, my knee decided it wanted some attention and started throbbing in a way I’ve never felt before. But, on the bright side, it made a quick exit after some ice and a day of staying off it.
Like I mentioned in the opening of the post, it was a busy week, but I can’t say I felt as busy as I was while I was in the midst of it. For me, that’s a first. I used to stress over every task and every moment I lost.
But not this week. No, I found myself taking lunch breaks instead of working straight through, putting the laptop away at a semi-respectable hour and watching a little TV. Even though I didn’t get quite through my insane to-do list, I did meet all my deadlines, some of which with days to spare.
Although I’m not convinced that this new productivity and positivity are related to taking a lunch break and watching TV, I do think it has everything to do with the fact I wasn’t focused on every minute I wasn’t working. I didn’t stress out about the things I needed to do when I wasn’t working on them.
I just enjoyed the me time for a change.
And you can bet I’m going to keep that up for as long as I can.
I guess you could say it’s amazing how much I can accomplish during a busy week when I don’t realize how busy I am. I wonder…Is it the same for you?
So, how was your week? Were you consumed by busyness or did you go with the flow to accomplish your goals?
“If you can change your mind, you can change your life.”
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