These past few days have been an absolute JOY. No, really; after a few days of laying on the couch with some sort of stomach bug, it feels good to move around again. To wash the dishes, get the laundry tucked away in drawers. I’m also trying to cut back on the kid’s TV time. They were completely cranky about it for a few days, but they are FINALLY starting to play better and use their imaginations. 🙌🏻 The house is blissfully quiet, and this Mama is a happy camper. 😌
My brain is a never-ending cycle of ideas. It’s on auto-pilot, constantly getting distracted and thinking of new things. I struggle with distractions, but they can also be a good thing. When it’s not a good thing, the cycle goes something like this:
“Oh! I need to cook dinner! Wait… this pin on Pinterest looks good…. sucked down the internet rabbit hole… What was I doing? OH! YES! Dinner. *heads into kitchen* First, I have to wash the dishes… oh! the laundry! Hubs needs his good jeans for the weekend…”
(40 minutes later, I’m finally starting dinner and Miss T is HANGRY.)
Such is life.
When it’s a good thing, it’s more like this:
“Oh! That’s a really good idea! Let me write this in my bullet journal. Oh yes, dinner! I’ll start it early so I’m not stressed later… First, I have to get to a stopping point with this work. Good! Done. Oh! That’s a really good idea for a shirt! Let me write it down… Now, on to DINNER…”
A never-ending cycle of ideas. Jotting them down, forgetting half of them, getting distracted (again). Focus has never been my strong suit, but I’m slowly getting better.
My cycles of “not good” distractions have gotten SO much better since I’ve started bullet journaling. I still get off-track, but having one spot to write ALL the ideas that fly through my head in one day is SO good. Sometimes they get added to my to-do list; other times they just get scribbled down for a future brainstorming session.
All in all, it’s probably a blessing that I constantly have new ideas. If I didn’t, I’d be bored out of my mind! I’m currently planning a new collection for winter, designing shirts for a friend, embroidering a hat for myself, and re-doing some of the packaging for the shop. All while staying home full-time with the kids, and attempting to keep the house clean. Yep. It’s cRAzY inside this scattered head of mine. 😆
Do you get easily distracted, or are you skilled at staying focused?
Do you have any tips for staying focused? (I’m always looking for ideas! 😆)
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