Here’s the answer – I have no clue how to do it. Here’s my brain on a typical day.
OK Kim, here’s what we’re going to do. One – clean the dye station. Two – write the newsletter. Then follow the priority list you have created for the shop.
Got it brain!. One and two, one and two, one and two.
Get to the store – One and two, one and two.
Walk into the store; Oh Lily made such a pretty display.
I forgot to move that box.
The counter, dangit, I forgot that I was going to put that away.
Start moving things while still carrying my purse.
Wait, I was supposed to do something… hmmm… oh yeah, one and two!
Go to put my stuff down.
Shoot I forgot to inventory that yarn yesterday.
Opens my computer.
Stops – one and two. Goes to the dye station. Why is this so messy?
Seriously people need to clean this place up.
Remembers I made the mess.
Thinks of 15 different things more important than cleaning the dye station.
Starts a conversation to avoid cleaning the dye station.
Decides one and two should be two and one.
Goes to the computer. Checks emails.
Googles best kind of yarn for weaving
Googles what is a boat shuttle
Googles best kind of blending boards
Goes to Pinterest
Searches easy macrame projects
Searches how to yarn bomb
Someone asks a question, leaves the computer.
Sees the crochet project I started, decides now is the time to crochet.
Looks at the dye station, dangit…
Wait, one and two, I mean two and one. Back to the computer.
Lily comes in; I need to tell Lily the most amazing idea I had in a dream last night.
Looks at the desk and remembers I want to put a kit in a plastic bag.
Goes to look for the bags. Can’t find the bags.
Looks in every bin at least twice.
Is annoyed because Lily organized everything.
Yells to Lily, where’s the bags?!!?
Before Lily can answer, sees the label on the bin right in front of me that says BAGS.
Does anyone else do this, or is it just me? If you do, you’re not alone. Things eventually get done, or some don’t, and I figure it out later. When my brain gets overloaded like this, I know it’s time for a break. I’m not sure how to take that break yet, but I’m a work in progress. I’m going to be gentle with myself. I hope you will too.