Second... I'm realizing lately exactly how much I've gotten into the American mindset of always needing something to DO. I was headed to the mailbox this afternoon (to mail the final components of my MUSC application) -- an approximate four-minute round trip -- and as the door closed behind me, I found myself briefly contemplating turning around and grabbing my iPhone. You know, just to fill up those four whole minutes by flipping through my Notes files or checking the weather.
About 0.6 seconds later, I rolled my eyes at myself and continued on my way, but still.
So I've resolved to spend this weekend, and as many of the coming days as possible, being completely and utterly lazy, and enjoying doing NOTHING. Because the apartment is clean, my applications are in, and gosh darn it, it's the Fourth of July weekend and there's a sparkling pool outside. I see a bathing suit and a hamburger in my future.
The golden rule for this kind of thing -- according to Becky, at least -- is that one needs to accomplish just three things in a day, and then you're done. It's kind of a nice guideline. My weekdays usually follow a pattern of (1) work, (2) exercise, and (3) some random job, like organizing my file drawer or folding laundry. But on those weekend days where I feel like I'm working all day long and not really getting anything done (you know you've all been there!), that three-task concept helps me a lot.
I've been pretty good today, though:
1) Faxed my MUSC transcript requests (from work)
2) Worked on camp forms and nurse visits until lunchtime, then got to come home early
3) Finished and mailed the supplemental MUSC application
4) Fixed my bumper stickers (removed the old, added the new)
5) Went to the gym and biked for 40 minutes
6) Cleaned the apartment (laundry, dishes, general straightening)
7) Made dinner (well, OK, I haven't quite done that yet, but I'll start it as soon as L calls to say she's on the way)
Seven whole tasks! Surely that means that tomorrow can consist of (1) coffee, (2) pool, and (3) Kindle? :)