DO ONE THING AT A TIME

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So my week of possibilites hit a bit of a glitch 😒 Yesterday, 24th January, I had a day that started well but didn’t end too great. While I was able take my son to the Nairobi National Museum for the first time and get in some R&R with a close friend, on my way home I was confronted by a barrage of messages about outstanding meetings, project deadlines and the onset of a hectic week ahead. By the time I got home, took a shower and slumped on to the couch, I was tired and frustrated. At least it was Huru’s feeding time, so I managed to bond with him before he was off to bed. I then went back and forth with a few people on phone and email, got further frustrated and shut down my laptop. I sat. I took 5, I breathed in and out.

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The thing I’m finding with trying to get a lot done is that I can’t do it all at the same time. In my case, as is the case for some of you I’m sure, this is further complicated by the fact that I have numerous commitments I’m obligated to do all at once! Coupled with raising a young family and trying to be there for people, it’s near impossible and I’m now trying, very hard, to pace it all and prioritise a lot better.

If you are like me, you think you can do it all. But, if we’re being honest, we can’t, at least not all at once. It isn’t faster to juggle more; it’s faster to focus on one thing and then move on to the next. I know this because it has worked for me in the past. So I’m trying to get back to that space, which will allow me achieve more and have a better follow-through record.

Let’s try this again, shall we? To possibilities and getting things done right!

“That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life, but in a new way.” —DORIS LESSING

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52 Discussion to this post

  1. Lynn Faith says:

    Wooow always inspiring….its true doing one thing at a time shows progress….no.one can do all at the same time….Thanks for your posts Janet….i love them….♥♥♥

  2. felister says:

    thank you for the sharing above..personally i am a candidate and also a student leader..its true we have many commitments but focusing on one at a time really helps…thank you and much love

  3. esther ngige says:

    i looooove the outfit. thats what has captured my eyes as a fashion lover

    • Janet Mbugua says:

      Thanks Esther 😊 There are some great clothes available in this country and more-so locally made ones like the one I have on here. See credits 🤗

  4. Naomi says:

    your blog has become my IT blog. keep the fire burning. thanks so much for the inspiration.

  5. Margie says:

    Ever since I embarked on this journey of reading your blogs,I’ve learnt a lot and seen you as a great mentor. Keep doing this and you may continue to inspire a lot of young people too who don’t know how to take on life at times. Bravo Janet

    • Janet Mbugua says:

      Thank you so much dear, I hope I can inspire someone out there by sharing my stories. Bless you and thank you for following my journey! ❤❤

  6. Jane Wahome says:

    I have fallen in love with your posts. Very inspiring.. Sometimes we need to be reminded to slow down and let things go with the flow. Everything has a way of working out at the end, if it’s not OK then it’s not the end. Keep it up Janet. God bless

    • Janet Mbugua says:

      Bless you Jane and thank you so much! I’m learning myself as I learn with you all and that keeps me so inspired. Thank you for reading my posts 😘❤

  7. Beatrice Kuyia says:

    Thank you Janet for sharing… Your always an inspiration… Much love

  8. Sally says:

    Let me start with the superficial and say you look amazing! Next, you seem to be preaching to me this week in your posts. I am now firmly out of the woodworks and silent reading:). I set out insane goals for 2017. My mentor once told me to overeach and if I only achieved half my goals that I set for a certain period, it would still be a lot of goals met and things achieved. I realize now that sometimes making insane lists are stress inducing. I am human and therefore have limits and thats okay. Societal pressure of having and doing it all at once is just not feasible. Sanity is also precious. Thank you for another great post.

    • Janet Mbugua says:

      Thank you and thank you Sally! For being inspired by my posts this week! Some people can overstretch and that works for them, but if pacing it works better for you then by all means, pace yourself. I appreciate you, thank you ❤

  9. Mercy ceciliaz says:

    Well put dear, i so love this! You are my inspiration always 👌👌yaaas looking lovely there 😘😘😘😘

  10. Treasa Mbeka says:

    Janet! Love love This post . This is why you’re my inspo!! I love your blog and how you voice out everything through writing and that it’s different because you get to journey with your readers through and it’s really incredible!
    Sincerely, Didi

  11. Treasa Mbeka says:

    I really love this post. You’re truly inspiring . I love how your blog speaks for you. You’re inner voice and it’s different as you are who you are expressing what you feel and journeying your readers through your journey . Love love !

  12. Caroline .. says:

    Yea trying to do many things at a time leaves me exhausted but I still want to do it…i am trying to be a responsible first daughter building my life with my own hands and the same time a bigger sister which is hard plus work …janet your posts gives me motivation to keep trying ..

    • Janet Mbugua says:

      Thank you so much for saying that Caroline. I pray it all works out for you and that you’re able to find a system that works for you and doesn’t exhaust you. It’s possible! God bless you big 🙏🏾❤

  13. zai says:

    one of the many things you are trying to do will always not work out to perfection….delegate a few of the many duties you have …maybe someone will even do a better job! #teareading.

  14. liz kanyi says:

    My parent tells me that do one thing at a time mostly now at am in tertiary education there is this feeling of waiting to hang out with friends and making new ones most of the time which leads to neglecting studies…..when parents,teachers,mentor tell u one assumes Bt coming from someone else dawns on u hard ❤ I can relate to it alot in my situation..thanks

    • Janet Mbugua says:

      Thank you dear and I’m hoping you’ll be able to work out how to balance it all without being exhausted. Much love 💙❤

  15. Alice says:

    I really luv ur posts so motivating alwas available to read thru i luv

    • Janet Mbugua says:

      Thanks so much Alice! Be inspired, thank you for taking away some of the lessons I’m learning and sharing along the way 💕

  16. melody mbiti says:

    hi janet,i love this post so much considering the point am at right now.being in high school i thought university would be the place where i would get the platform to do everything i loved doing.of course i had a chance then and i was so good only iwanted something bigger.and now a first year with so many auditions going on i thought i could get myself into it all be it radio presenter and anchor,drama and film acting,setbook acting,music chorale,and even modelling.the only problem was most of them were appearing on the same day and time so all i did was try to rush and get it all done and ended up missing out on the fun of the auditions.even though i got myself into few of those i realised i couldnt get it all done in a few hours and there could always be time for more.i think i learnt my lesson last week and am glad i wasnt alone.have a fabulous week janet.

    • Janet Mbugua says:

      Thank you for sharing Melody! I hope you’re enjoying your new roles and that you’ll find time balance it out and have a fulfilling life! Bless you and good luck dear!

  17. Maryanne says:

    Wow
    This is amazing thank you so much

  18. Ciru. says:

    I love this post because I know exactly what you mean..sometimes we take on too much and before we go far our energy is drained and we accomplish very little! Beautiful post Janet!
    So here’s to possibilities and getting things done right,one at a time!
    Love and Light!❤🎇

  19. Faith mwende says:

    A new day a new lesson…. Sometimes we as women our weakness is to multitask things…especially me 😇😇what can I do… God bless you Janet

    • Janet Mbugua says:

      😅 I hear you Faith! I’m learning that multitasking is not all it’s cut out to be. We need to be careful so that we achieve as much as we can over time. Thanks dear 🌺

  20. Susan Kamau says:

    Your post is great, even greater is your confidence. its felt in your poses. I am personally not a busy woman, but i now know what i am gonna do when that time comes, if it ever comes.

    • Janet Mbugua says:

      Hey dear! Thank you! Sometimes confidence escapes me, but I remind myself that it’s better to feel good about something than to hang my head and worry. Thank you for feeling my inspiration! Bless ❤

  21. Rachel says:

    Such an inspiration Janet. Lovely

  22. Caroline says:

    I’m really inspired by your outlook on life.Thanks for inspiring me

  23. Shelmith ng'ang'a says:

    Wow
    Lesson learnt!!
    New ideas everyday.. Each and everyday..God bless you.dear

    Much love Ma❤

  24. maureen says:

    Always teaching me a thing or two. 😍😍

  25. Concepter Muoti says:

    Great article there!Am also struggling with priotization. Currently am reading a book called “EAT THAT FROG”

    • Janet Mbugua says:

      Oh yeah? I’m going to look for it…I love the title! What is it teaching you so far? Thanks for reading my post 🤗

  26. Njoki says:

    I really love your post…. Such inspiration

  27. James Maina says:

    To possibilities and getting things done right. Have a fruitful week.

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