So I've spent today working, attempting to check items off of the big list of things to do, and while I know I'm making progress, everything feels like it's taking about 5 times as long as it should take and I don't really feel like I'm getting anywhere. I think part of the problem is that I was too ambitious when I made my list of things to do, and I didn't break it down enough to really let myself feel like I'm accomplishing things. That makes me then want to revise my to-do list, to make it fit into more bite-sized chunks, but it occurs to me that to revise one's to-do list when one feels like one isn't accomplishing anything may not be the best of all possible plans.
So here's what I'm thinking: I'm thinking that I will do a good chunk of work still on The Book, so that I'll be in good shape to finish up with what I'm doing tomorrow. Then, I think I'll leave that task, and I will do a few things around the house that don't require thought. Then, I think I will settle in for the evening, do some beauty rituals, and do some prep for my lit classes. Yes, this seems like a solid revised plan, and this will put me in fine form for the telephone conversation that I'm anticipating to end my evening. Ah yes, things may take longer than I like, but solid progress is being made.
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