Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Day 33: Starting and finishing

Today's morning pages took me forever to complete. My mind was darting here there and everywhere.



See. I'm not able to follow. I'm all over the place. I envy people who can focus on one task at a time. I opened my journal, began to write, checked an email, got a bite to eat, made tea, came back to my desk, checked my bank account, did some instant messaging with friends, looked at my journal, read another email, downloaded a podcast for heavensakes, ate a few almonds, reapplied my lip balm, got up to do a few dishes, shuffled through a few papers, opened a few bills, prepped my Netflix videos for return, revisited my journal, made a call, THEN FINALLY got back to my pages only when I knew I would run out of time to get them done before I had to zip off to work.

What is my DEAL? Why can't I just focus on one thing and get it done? I could have peacefully wrote in my pages and then head off to work in a timely manner instead of rushing the process and darting out the door without a moment to spare.

Even inside the pages, my mind was all over the place. How does one focus? How can I simply start something and finish something without doing 7 thousand things in between? Maddening, I tell you. Maddening!


  1. How in god's name (or whichever higher being you prescribe to) do you have that much time in the morning? I'm lucky to spend 2 extra minutes in the shower, scarf down some toast and wheaties, and get the dog to pee in a hurry so I'm not late for work. You must get up at 5 in the morning to get all that done before you go to work. Why be worried about it???? I commend you on your ability to get stuff done so early. All this without a coffee yet? Wow! You rock!

  2. I'm going to have to blame Facebook for this phenomenon.

  3. Ah I'm no saint. I can't always do these damn pages in the morning. In fact, as I write this at 5:30, I haven't even cracked open the journal. But that morning I tried. It's not so easy. And yes, I blame Facebook, too, Mel.


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