With ADHD, I’m Always “Too Busy”
Since I retired, I figured I wouldn’t feel too busy all the time anymore.
I suddenly had a brilliant insight. Maybe if I didn’t try to do so many things all the time, I wouldn’t feel too busy all the time?
I remade my schedule. Some things that I was doing every week, I could do every other week. Some things I was doing every day, I could do just two days a month. I could schedule only had one main task a day and I could even keep Thursday empty of tasks (except for fishing once a month in season). An empty day. Wow!
I’ve just started this. So far it’s working.
OK, some days I have two things, because gym is three times a week and because I do something extra with my wife on Saturdays, but I’m not counting those things as tasks.
I resigned from Facebook, except for this blog and the gun violence blog. I hired a money manager for my stocks. It should be easy for him to do better than me and so pay for himself.
I was trying to do the blog every Tuesday, down from twice a week some years ago. But I have a meeting on the second Tuesday of every month so I’m not trying to do a blog on that day anymore. I hope you’ll miss it, but not too much.
Right now I’m not feeling too busy. Wow! Life without this feeling may require a big adjustment on my part.
If you’re trying to do too much, cut down on how much you’re trying to do.
Personal Notes O the Day:
1. I’ve long said that “too busy“ is a state of mind, not a reality. I promote thinking of only one thing to do at a time and not feeling overloaded by everything else on your list. Maybe “too busy“ was just a feeling telling me I was trying to do too many things? It took a while for me to get the message. Maybe “too busy” and “trying to do too many things” are not exactly the same thing?
2. I’m working on three books, have a fourth outlined, and a fifth in the back of my mind. Wanting time to do writing contributed to the feeling. I hope to have more time now. I’m still thinking the ADHD book might get published in April. Maybe.
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Good to hear from you. We need to get on the phone and can go into more details as well as dissecting the political Morass.
I guess it’s always something, referring to your situations. Hope all goes well. Thanks for checking the blog and thank you for commenting.