At the beginning of this year I made a goal to sleep more. I was doing good with that . . until several weeks ago.
I knew I had a work-scheduling problem. Well, I've known that for some time actually. And I've known the steps I need to take to fix this problem. But it was a little scary to me.
Starting at the end of last week, I've actually been taking the steps that I need to fix this scheduling problem! This might sound like a small thing to those reading tonight. But this is a huge thing!
I can look at my lifelong uncomfortableness of lists and schedules and see why this is such a problem for me. I don't seem to like anything that puts limits on things. Lists put limits. And schedules definitely put limits. I am now seeing though, that maybe these limits are good.
I'm not limiting myself or my life with a schedule. I'm limiting my work. Because God knows that I need help with that! Seriously, God knows . . . I've been praying about this. The answer seems so simple. Practicing the answer is not simple at all.
Today, I had my scheduled desk time to complete files. Unfortunately, I am still a little behind. So I did not work on the files that I had scheduled to be working on. But, just the fact that I scheduled a day to be at my desk working on files was a giant positive! And I got a lot done!
Tonight I am thankful for enforcing on myself, what I've known needed to be done. I'm sure I'll fall off the scheduling wagon from time to time. But, I'm making this a turning point in my professional life. No more shoving work in to every nook and cranny of my life that I can shove it in to! That is exhausting and stressful . . . and I've had enough!