So I woke up today with the intention of doing a number of things.
I knew right from the start that I was not going to achieve much at the end of the day anyway.
Why, simply because when you want tons of things to happen in just one take, well nothing usually happens.
As part of the things I had set for myself was to do some heavy cleanup. I hate cleaning up but I love a clean space.
It’s almost 16 hours into the day and I have done nothing close to even cleaning. Instead, I took to writing stuff. At least, that counts for something.
So here I am recording this “unfortunate” event of my life and eventually drawing a couple of lessons or “two”. LOL
Lesson one: Limit the work you have to do
Let’s face facts! Note to self: You’re not superman.
Here’s a sneak peek at my to-do list:
- Go to Central Accra for enquiries on photography equipment.
- Contact the people at the online photography store to discuss batteries.
- Go to the mechanics.
- Continue from where I left off in the training course I bought back on Black Friday.
- Take the programming classes seriously.
- Finish that diploma I started two years ago.
- Send out applications.
- Fix my sewing machine and get back to practice again.
- Go for a walk.
- Make memes and…
- Check up on those who matter to you.
It must have felt exhausting reading this, I know.
But this is not the entire list and it’s actually a lengthier list. So far as I don’t see cleaning in there that tells you I have other tons and tons of things to do and the inspiration to have them done isn’t always a given. I don’t expect you to care but hey, I have your attention so let’s keep reading.
Now, the most sensible thing to do which I am willing to give a try is to rank them in order of priority.
With that said, what should I get done first? The next task and so forth.
I never believed people who say they can work under pressure or they are good at multitasking. Fear these people. That kind of skill never gets you anywhere. I could be wrong.
Isn’t it better to be good at one task at a time than doing everything at a go and having to redo them along the line?
Clarity over clutter any day. Getting things done could work out if I began cutting down on the list of things that I need to do.
Lesson two: Things take time, just trust the process
I know, right?
But can you blame me when life seems to move at a faster pace and I begin to feel as if I am totally left out?
I am not going to lie, I haven’t mastered being completely happy with what I have nor who I am so that itself is going to take time.
But I feel less miserable than I used to. That has nothing to do with finance. When I think about it, I realize it has everything to do with becoming more and more aware of myself.
I see progress anyway. I always do, eh? Moreover, as it is constantly marketed to us, once you acknowledge the problem, it becomes half way solved until the solution creates another problem. It is a cycle of fucks. It is what is.
In all, things will keep taking time. The quicker I accept these facts, the better.
So, if you were also looking for a challenge to try yourself at, I suggest trying to de-clutter your to-do list.
Maybe, if we got rid of stuff, maybe if we did less by doing more and maybe if we gave out our best shot at a single task at a time, and if we just enjoyed the process, maybe things will be entirely different.
Got to put this in practice though. I will keep you updated.
Let’s end this with a fine reminder. Whenever you are about to consume Waakye (Waakye is a Ghanaian dish of cooked rice and beans), just remember that the beans were sorted out first.
Then, they spent quite some good amount of time on fire until they were fully cooked. It’s highly likely that they must have enjoyed the entire process. However, your experience might not be the same if your modern Waakye features no beans. That’s a scam! Stick with me and you will learn how to spot fraud.
Now wait a minute…wait….wait…. You don’t see how the last two paragraphs relate to the overall write-up? Well that’s your loss!
Hugs and love from Accra.