Efficiency, Your Name is Me


Well, I actually did it. I crossed everything off of my to-do list yesterday. Everything, including a trip to the store I didn’t feel like taking. Which resulted in me bringing home not one, not two, but three kinds of cookies.

For science.

Given that my exercise routine has been interrupted by the Cough that Could Summon the Imperial Seal Himself (a fictional king of the seals with a jaunty crown and a firm-but-fair ruling flipper, not the singer, though I could see how that might be confusing), the cookie purchase may not have been entirely prudent. But it’s likely entirely delicious, so there’s that.

Back to the to-dos. No, I haven’t finished the master list, and no, I haven’t even peeked into the manuscript I still need to finish, but I think that a big part of figuring out how to get things done is being OK with doing only what you’re doing. So if it takes a little time to get something to the position of crossing it off, that’s OK.

It’s not like we have quad core processors or anything. Our computers are much better at multitasking than we are.

Of course, every day is a new day (so deep! Wait, that’s a song lyric) and I haven’t even written my list, let alone crossed anything off, though now I can write “blog” and cross it off, which is still every bit as satisfying. But one effective day under my belt and I’m looking at my list, or my list-to-be, in a whole new way.

Now about that manuscript…

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