Things I want to do today:
sketch out a chapter of my graphic novel
bind a dummy book
eat tasty salad
Things I don't want to do today:
install a system upgrade and fix the resulting mayhem
phone the bank and turn down insurance deals
prepare a slide show
fill in forms
decide on major purchases
shop for tasty salad ingredients
Things I also should be doing:
Ummm... I know there's SOMETHING... birthday presents... some sort of bill somewhere... arrgh, must urgently draw an A3 sheet of cats for an event in Newcastle!
Something tells me this day has potential to be frustrating. I think it's time for the Very Organised Pinboard again, which I get out in times of Too Much Stuff Going On All At Once. I made it years ago after reading "Time Management for Unmanageable People", which has been one of the very useful books in my life, along with Keith Johnstone's "Impro" and a book on dealing with anxiety attacks which I read and lost, but I remember the most useful part was that anxiety and excitement feel very similar, so if you manage to be excited about scary everyday things life becomes much more enjoyable (if a bit silly at times, especially around the great annual adventure of the Tax Return).
Anyway, pinboard, here it is. Shall fill it up presently. It breaks my to-dos up into life, work, stuff that can be sorted with a phonecall/email and treats. No, I don't need to empty the whole board of tasks to grab the treat, it's just to pick the most suitable task from and help me not get confused, not to make me work harder. Treats are for when a treat seems in order, whenever that may be.