Recently, Debra shared the following comment to me on Facebook:
“I echo what Gina and Michelle shared – I'm still here at the computer. It's the end of the day and I feel “guilty” about taking time to go walk the dog as I haven't gotten everything done. I move things to the next day as Amethyst mentioned, but need to make that OK, acknowledge what I did get done, not “beat myself up” for what I've yet to complete.“
Do you experience guilt when you decide to stop working for the day? Let's talk about that a bit.
There are four things that can be going on with not getting done what you want.
1) You didn't set realistic goals and put too much on your day.
2) You need better systems in place so stuff gets done more efficiently.
3) You are not good at focusing & get distracted easily.
4) Your priorities changed and you didn't notice it.
Figure It Out
Track your actual activities for a week and you'll begin to discover what the issues really are. Then you can fix them. If you are looking for a simple tool that can help you track where your time goes consider RescueTime.
Ditch the Guilt
Guilt is not a productive emotion. In fact, it will hold us back from making any kind of progress because we're spinning in the emotion. Ditch the guilt and focus on the solution and you'll find that you get more done with less worry!
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