Avoiding the dry spell

It’s easy to let life “happen” and cause you to miss doing some of the things you need to do. In fact, it’s even easier to let those distractions keep you from doing the things you enjoy doing, right?

So, what’s the trick? How do you keep doing what is important, while also getting in some “fun” time?

1. Multitask. Wait, don’t hit me with those studies about the degraded effects of multitasking. I’m talking about using dead time wisely. For instance, listening to a book on CD while driving, or typing a blog post while BBQing chicken.

2. Keep a to-do list, but make it fresh each day. Nothing is more demoralizing that a to-do list that looks like the US Constitution (i.e. old paper). Start a new list every day and get ‘er done.

3. Recognize the dry spell, and recover. Sometimes no effort or planning will help you completely avoid the dry spell. Just make sure you see it for what it is and move on. No need to beat yourself up of linger on “if only…”

Life happens. Don’t miss it while you’re living it…

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