I have a pretty decent routine. I get up around 5 a.m., feed my cat, do a bit of spiritual reading, and meditate for a bit. If I’m being really good to myself I’ll also stretch for a few minutes.
Next I do my first blog entry.
After that I usually spend an hour on some personal writing project and starting at about 8:30 or 9 start working on a client’s project.
I got off to a good start this morning, even stretched. Got the jobs and the newsletter out and was looking at my calendar where I log in the writing I plan as well as appointments.
I think it was 8:30 when the phone rang. Maybe it was 9, I’m not sure now. I have a short list of people who call me early and sure enough it was one of those. It was about a 20 minute call that had nothing to do with writing but was important none-the-less.
Shortly after the call I decided I wanted to write something about writers and formatting for various ebook readers. Yikes – that may be a week’s worth of research. But it led me to… oh never mind. I ended up taking care of a bit of business that wasn’t even on my radar – that will result in some additional income.
Thinking I would get back on track I fixed my oatmeal and sure enough the phone rang again. I didn’t recognize this call but, even though it had nothing to do with writing, I’m glad I took it. During that call, another call came in. It was the first personal calling back – another important call.
By then I was way off track. I had an appointment with my chiropractor at 11:30 and since I was so far distracted I decided to do a wash. That worked and so did hanging it out. (I always feel virtuous when I hang out a wash.)
The mail arrived, including a check I was expecting. That of course, meant a trip to the bank. Then there was lunch, and another phone call!
I surrender! I’m back in the flow, even though the flow is nothing like I planned or expected.
I’ve gotten lots done, it just isn’t what I expected to get done.
Some days are like that. It never works to fight them I’ve found.
It’s almost time to go to the gym.
How do you handle a day that seems to go off track?
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