I’m back on my blogging. I’m back in that action, I’m back in that action. I’m back with a long post. So sorry I’ve been ghost. Being mindful on the regular. Being consistent for me it ain’t regular. But I’m going to make it regular. Success for me is going to become regular.
Ahhhh, Future, you are such an inspiration ♥️.
I have been doing so many things, but missed sharing with you guys! How have you been? Prescriptions lasting longer than the month? Drinking your water? I hope so!
I love my adderall, it has changed my life, but adderall is a just a tool, like a shovel (yes, my garden is looking fabulous, thank you for asking). The goals, the plan, the implementation has to come from within. The follow through and follow up, that comes from us. So what have you been motivated to do? Lately I have been trying to focus on being consistent. I started to realize that I could get anything done, see results, and feel great if I could just be consistent.
Oh so simple, thank you Adderall Guru 🙄😒😂. Just pick a thing and keep doing it?
But ADD. There are so many things to do. How do you just choose a couple of things to do all the time? Is that a thing? Well yes mamas, it’s call pri-or-it-i-zing. It is not easy, but I have been trying it and I am seeing results!
What are these priorities I speak of? How does one find them? Are they at Target? No, but the answer does involve crafting and maybe a #targetrun if you want a new notebook and pen to write down your answers. Don’t go to Target, I’m just kidding. If you are anything like me you will come back home with everything but the notebook.
At the end of the year as I was revisiting my unaccomplished goals and rewriting them on the thousands of sheets of graph paper I had printed out instead of just buying a bullet journal or any planner for that matter and getting on with it already, and I (surprisingly) found myself getting very frustrated that I wasn’t getting more done. I wanted to be and do it all and I honestly thought it was possible. I still sort of do, but I am working on consistently reminding myself that it is neither possible nor desirable to do and be everything.
Randomly as I write this I was offered a job. Thank you Universe, lessons everywhere. This person is being considerate of himself and the quality of his work. We can do that too!
Anyway, I started to realize that the more I tried to do the less I got done. I was not doing a good job at anything. I was not enjoying what I was doing. I was not present. I had a million things that “neeeeeeeded” to get done. I was multitasking and miserable. Ok, maybe I exaggerating a little with the miserable part, but I did need to make some changes. Does any of this sound familiar? Are you ready to make some changes?
Did you go to Target?
Did you get everything but the notebook?
I bet you got some super cute stuff at the dollar spot tho. Don’t worry, just grab a piece of paper and a pen. We are going to craft our lives!
Think about all the stuff you need to get done. Write down all of the stuff you are trying to do right now. No really, write it down. I know, I also like to pretend like I can mentally do the exercises recommended in books and articles, but seeing it all laid out is kind of a wake up call. Can you do all of this stuff?
No? Me neither.
Think about all the things you like doing. Write down your list. Can you do all of those things?
No? Me neither.
Think about some stuff you got done recently. Write down your list. What on the list do you feel really great about accomplishing?
For me, its been cleaning up, gardening, learning/practicing a new skill, and exercise.
Once you identify what makes you feel great after it’s done, keep doing it. Forget about everything else for now. You will become better at getting it done, feel great, and won’t be distracted wasting time doing stuff you don’t really care about. Then you can get to the stuff you REALLY want to do like hang out with your family, call a friend, or take a nap even though those things never make it onto a To Do list despite their importance.
The other day I realized how quickly I was able to check off my list and it was because I had consistently been working those things. I finished so quickly that I had enough time to watch a video on day trading cryptocurrency (my newest passion), practice a little, and then get the kids and relax.
Is my living room still a mess? Yes, my living room is still kind of a mess, but it is not a priority. The toys come right back out after I pick them up so why take more than a few minutes to push them to the side?
Setting priorities has removed those feelings of frustration I was having at the end of the year. Moving forward, I believe my life will continue to improve as long as I am being intentional. You may not feel a difference right away, but stay strong, be consistent. I didn’t realize the difference until that day my To Do list was done. Adderall can help me do anything, but if I don’t carefully choose what I am doing I will be wasting my life on shit that doesn’t matter. Although with adderall you feel like can work forever, why toil in futility? Before starting the day or a task think about how you will further your mission of crafting the life you want and let that guide your actions. Be consistent in doing what feels right and let me know if you start to notice a difference in your life. Do you have a tool that has helped you prioritize and remain consistent? Share in the comments so we can help each other out.