I know I stretch myself too thin sometimes BUT I just have SO much that I want to accomplish that I get excited and easily carried away. It’s hard to put on the brakes when everything I’m focusing on and dreaming about is so important to me and so much fun. My blog, writing a novel, volunteering, practicing yoga, running, normal work, painting, sewing projects, Christmas shopping, creating a store on my blog, saving the world from evil villans and…… You get the picture: I’m a busy woman!
So after thinking about everything that’s going on, specifically National Novel Writing Month, and after talking to Josh about everything going on I’ve decided not to run the Milton 5K tomorrow. I’m still going to go for a run with Josh (fun!) but it’ll only take me an hour start to finish whereas competing in the 5K would have taken at least 2.5 hours with traffic and registration and everything.
Even though I really wanted to run the 5K I am doing this so that I don’t burn myself out; because even though it would be fun it’s not worth getting all stressed out and falling even more behind on my book. So I put my sanity and my priority to write 50,000 words of my novel first and honestly it took a little weight off my shoulders. Because…
When you prioritize:
You give yourself the time and ability to really focus on what’s important
You take away the guilty feelings of not being able to get everything done
You feel better and save yourself from having a mental or physical breakdown
You are able to create a better product because you were able to give all your energy to that one priority
My new plan for the weekend: Since I’m only at 14,000 words for my book (due to some technical issues) I am planning on writing at least 7,500 words, which is a lot. Completely attainable but still a lot.
We also have plans with our friends Olga and Matt for lunch and fabric shopping tomorrow (I’m making my own duvet cover!!) so rather than trying to write 3,000 words, running a 5K and then going to lunch I am just going to focus on my book.