What One Does During a Shut Down
When I don't know what to do with the time I have, as during this externally imposed stay at home order, I go to my default mode. I make a list. The joy of making lists is that it makes me feel like I am really doing something. It's like laundry and washing the dishes: it's good to do, must be done; but like laundry and washing the dishes, one must actually do the things on the list for it to be effective.
A good list and last a long while. I can post it, review it, check things off and feel good about accomplishing something on your list. I can make a list of my lists.
My list of lists would include:
This list of lists can get very long. By the end of it, I will have accomplished something. I'll feel organized. I'll have something to work from. It helps me prioritize. It should work as something to hold me accountable! And, aye, there's the rub. I can make all the lists I want and commit to doing each one, but if I am the only one who sees them, well, I guess I can easily slack off and give myself wonderful excuses, which I won't go into here, but you get my drift.
So, there you have it. In writing this post I have without much effort, made lists and a list of those lists. Now comes the moment of truth: sharing the list with the world. And if you are reading this here and now, I hit the share button. And what do you know? I have you maybe to help me be accountable. (I'm a crafty devil, huh?)