Lunes, Enero 5

Of Making Lists and Being Listless

I usually find myself listless at the beginning of each year. Sometimes I think that this is due to the fact that I have a "year in review" habit. At the start and end of every year, I become a news junkie. I tend to relive each news worthy moment of the year that was. Be it current events, fashion, showbiz or even obscure events; I like looking back at the year that was. All of which bring me to the question:

"So, what's next?"

That, my friends is when the listlessness starts. I start to wonder. I start to imagine. At this point of the year, I cannot be functional at all. My mind wanders. I usually get up to speed by the 11th of January. Till then, I'm in lalaland.

My state of mind is so not working for me now. I have things to finish up at the office, and other things to finish up on the side. In fact, I have so much work that I shouldn't be wasting my time blogging.

But alas, HERE I AM.

Anyways, one of the best strategies I have against my wandering thoughts is making lists. It makes me feel efficient. Making lists makes me feel that the things I want to do are actually feasible. And I like ticking off things on my list when I am done with them.

The downside: I also tend to make lists of things to buy. Though this shopping list habit is not entirely a bad thing, it does tend to side track me a lot. I like shopping for things I want. But I don't want to go for broke.

With this in mind, I came up with another strategy. I will make a shopping list but put it where I don't see it all the time. This way, when I have extra money; I do know where I put my shopping list and I'm not blindly shopping. Also, when I should be saving up, I'm not yearning for things I can't have at the moment.

While my system for doing things isn't entirely efficient, it does save me a lot of grief.

Now back to work.

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