Do you ever have days when you just can't settle?
Today is one of those days for me.
I had plans for today. It's a "free" day - no work with my small pool of clients until next week. So I have a huge list of stuff to do for my online business, and admin stuff to catch up for my husband. I also had (have) an awesome idea for this blog.
Plus general cleaning (house is grubby) and laundry (dangerously low on clean underwear).
Have I done any of it? No. Not. One. Thing.
I got up and read sober blogs with my coffee (morning routine)
I checked Facebook
I checked in with my online business crowd.
I answered one email.
I checked Facebook
I put dirty stuff in the dishwasher.
I logged out of Facebook, after finding myself reading about Donald Trump. Again.
I paced. From room to room. (And we only have a few). I folded up some laundry here and there.
I watered a small part of the garden ( drought season).
Normally a day like this would drive me insane.
But I noticed that as I paced, I was (am) getting some pretty awesome ideas. So I started to write them down.
So, it's 2.17pm in the afternoon as I write this, and so far....
1. I have 10 new chapter titles for the business book I'm writing.
2. I have several ideas for my business blog/newsletter.
3. I have a germ of an idea for another writing project, so I scribbled it out.
4. I figured out how to work out a bookkeeping transaction that I couldn't get my head around until now.
5. I have a new add -on design for my garden, which is both inexpensive and drought -proof.
I am learning to live with my butterfly mind.
Before, I would be checking the clock..."is it too early for wine? It is kind of a day off....a holiday" and the day would be drenched. I might get an idea, but have no motivation to write it down (how many ideas for novels have gone that way over the years? LOTS). I would have watched some TV ( just checking in on the financial crisis in Greece....) and I may have got the laundry done.
It hasn't been a productive day. But it has been progress.
Now I really DO have to put some laundry on.