Guys. Today was a weird, weird day.
I woke up at 3:45 AM, wide awake, restless legs and arms (for good measure), just bam, from asleep to awake and there was no going back.
I’m pretty sure it was a lack of caffeine yesterday. I know that sounds strange and counter-intuitive but any time I’ve tried to give up caffeine I’ve gotten the worst insomnia everrrrr – and I say that as already the worst insomniac everrrr. So yesterday (and maybe the last few days) I didn’t have enough caffeine and there I found myself before four o’clock this morning, kind of wanting to kill everyone in the world.
I watched a movie, wrote a blog post for later, and I think I snoozed a little on the couch. And then… the weirdest thing happened.
I had the most productive day I’ve had in months. Months.
There are times when my rampant ADHD prevents me from getting anything done. I don’t take medication for it every day because frankly sometimes I need a brain break, and on those days especially, having a long list of things to do is just kind of paralyzing. I’ve found ways to compensate, and do best when I break my day into small, manageable chunks. I recently found an app specifically for this, called Pomodoro, which follows the time management technique of the same name (google it because I’m posting this from my phone and am too lazy to link to it), which helps tremendously.
But today was different. I have a busy week this week and some very specific goals to achieve by Friday morning,so instead of looking at each day individually, yesterday I wrote out everything I need to do this week, and then broke it down and divided the tasks by day. Don’t laugh, but these are the things I had to accomplish today:
- Take some stuff to storage locker
Go to dollar store
Clean out car
Clean out purse
Refill travel toiletries kit
Get car detailed
I know, don’t go crazy, right? But sometimes that’s a lot for one day for me.
And I freaking did them all.
I’m kind of amazed.
In fact, that last one, the car detailing, wasn’t even on the original list. After I cleaned out the car, I thought about how I had wanted to get it detailed this past summer and never got around to it. I considered going tomorrow after an appointment, and then decided to capitalize on my productive day and just go do it. And I did.
Which means.. I completed like 120% of my scheduled tasks today.
If long to do lists don’t make you feel a little panicky, you will definitely not understand this. But I know that those of you in the same boat are nodding your heads and saying, “amen” right now.
I’ll let you know at the end of the week how I did overall, but so far, it’s encouraging. Being a productive human being is fun!