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Above all else

June 23rd, 2014 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Personal

 It is common sense to take a method and try it: If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something – Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

I have so many things moving through my head and through my life all the time that it’s hard to focus on what I need to do right now to move ahead with what I want to get done over all.

I want to write, I want to work more and grow my business, I want to cook, I want to exercise, I want to watch TV and movies, I want to read, I want to knit, I want to have a fun summer with my kid before she starts full time school, I want the house to be clean-ish.

I spend so much time trying to figure out what needs to take precedence, making to-do lists. I wonder if I’m really advancing any of my goals. I do I prioritize when everything is important for different reasons?

Every great writer says you need to write every day. I want to write every day. But then I stare at a blank page and doodle, or I open a tab on the blog and find other things to do. Does writing on a blog or journalling even count as writing in terms of the great ‘write every day’ advice?

Growing my business is up to me, figuring out who I’m trying to reach and explaining to that audience what I can do for them. And pretty important for the bottom line, and also my sanity.

Cooking and exercise – both very important for my health, the family’s health, and improving my mood and overall outlook. Plus I like to sweat, some days it really helps.

Taking care of the kid and having fun? That’s a no brainer.

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That’s the best thing I can do for her and for me. We’re awesome together and soon she’s off to school and I’ll have more time for everything else. I need to have time this summer to prepare for that, to make sure I have things to fill those days while she’s off learning and making friends and starting her whole life. (Yes, I’m a bit dramatic about the whole thing. It’s life changing).

But, above all else, I can’t spend my days not trying to get something done. Something must get done. And so I make my lists and I try to check things off, my head swirling all the while with the things I’m not doing while I’m doing this.

How do you organize and prioritize?

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