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.
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