I must be doing this wrong. By "this," I mean "life."
I keep a set of to-do lists on Remember The Milk. For today, a Saturday, there are six items on the list, including some that would take a few minutes and some that would take about a half hour.
On the Overdue list there are eight items. Several of those are things I’d planned to complete earlier in the week and kept postponing. I’ve already rescheduled things that seemed less important, so I’m staring at a list of tasks that I need to complete if I’m to keep my business afloat.
Not on any list are: baking bread for my family’s Easter brunch tomorrow; buying wine for Easter dinner; cleaning the house because I scheduled a work-related meeting here tomorrow, between Easter brunch and dinner; starting work on taxes; walking around downtown Butler to spot signs for offices for rent; making stew to eat next week. Not to mention eating, sleeping, and staring out the window while my coffee grows cold.
I have read the Getting Things Done book and set up my 43 folders, which are the only things standing between me and total chaos. I understand the GTD concept. Getting going with it feels wholly out of reach.
I’ve done better lately with eliminating anything from my life that isn’t critically necessary (laundry, dishes) or personally important. But my life is still too full.
This makes no sense. Other people seem to manage their lives pretty well. They have no more hours in a day than I do. How do you all manage it?