Friday, June 24, 2011

A TO-DO LIST SO LONG THAT I JUST WANT TO...


They say there's a season for everything but when you've got a book coming out, it's the season for everything all at once!  Finding time to work, time to parent, time to write and time to market said book is an immense challenge.  I've been moaning at chatting with writer friends, mom friends, and anyone else who'll listen to me whine and I've come to realize that, while prioritizing is good, there may actually be some things that I need to ADD to my to-do list so I don't turn into a zombie or something.  Here's what I've got:

1. Re-establish an exercise routine. I haven't been taking enough care of my physical self and I think I'd have more energy for the rest of life if I got back into shape NOW (not later).

2. Cut back on coffee and chocolate. The caffeine-and-sugar survival plan is not tenable long-term :)

3. Take a vacation.  This may sound a bit crazy but I think everyone needs the occasional computer-free weekend (at least) where they go outside and look at the ACTUAL SKY instead of just describing one on paper, and give the SPF-10million moisturizer they put on their face every morning a reason to be there.

IS THERE ANYTHING YOU THINK YOU NEED TO ADD TO YOUR TO-DO LIST RIGHT NOW?

4 comments:

Laura Marcella said...

Those are great things for your To Do list! (With the exception of cutting back on chocolate, LoL.) I hope you get the chance to relax a bit during all this craziness!

storyqueen said...

Our lists could be buddies.

I really feel the need to slow down and get a bit healthier before things get crazy again.

Shelley

Carol Riggs said...

Great goals! I'm slowly getting back into my exercise schedule--nice, cuz I sit WAY too much at the computer. LOL, and I know whatcha mean by needing a vacation. Even a weekend getaway to the beach will help. Time for me to get out my hubbs and my tent!

Stasia said...

Thanks for your thoughts, Laura, Shelley & Carol! Hope we all enjoy some vacation time this summer!