My plan for February in keeping my Health word focus, is to work on my ‘work’ health. This month is all about getting things done for my business life. Those things that I’ve put on the back burner for so long, and yet wouldn’t take too much of my time and would make both my business and my anxiety-level healthier. Those things that weigh on your mind in a nagging way, yet have no specific deadline and so get pushed to the bottom of the to-do list, behind all the more urgent daily and weekly needs.
First up, business cards. In the past I’ve made do with home printed cards, but in this day of graphic design emphasis, they just aren’t professional enough anymore. I have already begun this process, and hope to have them ordered within the week.
Second, file organization. My desk will never be a neatly arranged, perfectly aligned workspace. It’s just not who I am. However, too much clutter does not help, and it’s been a while since I gave my desk and my files a good going over. This will take a couple of days, I think, and likely will happen a little later in the month when I don’t have so many other things going on.
Third, and perhaps the most difficult, writing. I really want to work on two projects that have been neglected for almost a year now. I am not sure, however, how to achieve this in my daily life. I work 5.5 hours a day – the hours Bushboy is in school. Outside of those hours is family time, housework time, dinner time, volunteer meeting time and dog walking time. Mr. Kate generally works week-ends, which means it’s me and Bushboy together most days. While he is older now, it still means a lot of distraction to be home with him, and writing for me requires little if no distraction. I am looking at putting aside a set chunk of time each week, but I’m not sure that I’ll stick to it, as I always feel behind on tasks as is. I am definitely open to suggestions on this one!
February is a short month, and I have some things already planned that will take my time away from this focus (although in a different sort of healthy way!), so it will be interesting to see where I get to. I keep reminding myself this is all a journey, and something is infinitely better than nothing.
Anyone else up for some work health tasks this month?