Happy hump day y’all! Actually it’s quite late on Tuesday as I type this (gasp! This is a scheduled post!), but I’m happy that it’s almost Wednesday. Why? Because I’ve decided it is time to take Wednesday back.
Where did it go you ask? Well I’m not sure it went anywhere, but so far this year I’ve used Wednesday as my “let’s get everything I didn’t bother to get done on Monday and Tuesday done,” day, when in most cases, there is ample time to get all of that done on Monday or Tuesday. You know, if I don’t spend so much time dilly dallying on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/repeat 😉
Last week I was listening to a podcast (The Marketing Lifestyle Show – Episode 40 to be exact), and in it they talked about moving the things you most want to do from the bottom of your to-do list, to the top. To start your day with the things that excite you and make you want to get up and get moving instead of putting all the yucky stuff you don’t want to do first.
I love that idea, but it doesn’t exactly work for me on a day-to-day scale, but I decided I should make one work day/week my “things I really want to do” day, which includes four 20 hour online courses I really want to get done (and am enrolled in) but never seem to find time to work on – no more. Wednesdays are now going to be course day until they are done. And once they are done, I’m going to start taking Wednesdays to work on that creative writing I keep talking about year after year but never actually doing.
Does that mean that I won’t do any “boring” or other work on Wednesdays? Of course not, in fact I have a meeting this afternoon, and my evening class to teach tonight, so it’s still a work day. I’m just making the conscious decision to start my day doing the things I always have in the back of mind that I “want” to do, instead of getting caught up in all of the things I “should” do.
I’m really quite excited. And as you read this I expect I am already fully engrossed in an online lecture or practise (I’m taking some yoga courses), and I can’t think of a better way to take Wednesday back.
[Tweet “Make time to do the things you enjoy, your soul will thank you for it!”]