August 18th, 2015
|07:42 pm - Hidden Away, Post #51|
So this afternoon, in an attempt to get control over a crazy workweek with writing and other concerns piling in, I made a grid of the various large-scale tasks, responsibilities, and personal projects I'm doing this week -- 10 different boxes-- and then jotted down the sub-tasks. I took a somewhat vengeful pleasure in writing down subtasks I've already completed, just for the joy of crossing them off.
Actually, what I did first was walk to the bookshop and buy a new, completely boring blue spiral notebook for this new organizational strategy. It was hot, and there was construction thunder and the promise of actual thunder in the blue-black clouds visible along the trees and buildings in the distance. I wanted shade.
So now I've done some evening yoga, and thought about the to-do grid, and poured myself a glass of ice-water with lemon. I'm ready to hide away from the world for a bit.
Maybe I'll think about London's 'secret' gardens. Maybe I'll listen to some Shakespeare sonnets. Maybe I'll listen to the happy hum of the air-conditioner, and the snores of Master Danger.
What would you do to relax right now? May there be time for yourself in the next day or two.
|Date:||August 18th, 2015 11:53 pm (UTC)|| |
Good on you with the organizing! There is something very satisfying about crossing off the usefuls you've slayed, isn't there?
What would I do to relax? Sleep would be nice. No tossing and turning because it's too hot to sleep, no nightmares, no waiting for the gallbother to attack, just sleep. Yeah, that'd be nice. Failing that, I'm going to sit in my comfy chair and cross things off my lists.
And those gardens are lovely. Thank you for sharing them with me.
Edited at 2015-08-19 12:27 am (UTC)
It is awesome to cross items off (except when they propagate, as they're doing right now... ah well). :)
I hope you ARE getting sleep. Hugs, and dreams of gardens.
I should confess that I've been relaxing all day, actually, but at present, an NYT crossword is definitely making things better, as it so often does.
That sounds awesome. :)
Cheers for your Wednesday!
Oh, those are some beautiful gardens!
Relaxing to the sound of your puppy snoring is darling. My cats "put a spell" on me with their purring, as we call it in my family.
How lovely to have purring cats to help you relax! :)
Cheers and hugs for your day.
|Date:||August 19th, 2015 01:38 am (UTC)|| |
Making a to-do grid is half the battle. :sage nod:
It's really helpful in ways I hadn't expected.
Next week's grid, however, I'll also think about prioritizing large-scale tasks too. :)
Cheers and cooler days for you!
This evening I think I will do some reading to relax. (And maybe watch a LAW & ORDER rerun.)
Reading for relaxation, yay!
Hugs and cool breezes, my friend.
I've never tried a grid and and subtasks- it sounds intriguing.
I'm finding it weirdly helpful, and while my to-do items are still out of control, I've got a better handle on what needs to be done. :)
Cheers and hugs!
|Date:||August 19th, 2015 09:38 am (UTC)|| |
We went to the Kensington Rooftop Gardens on a London Walk in January and it's wonderfully bizarre. Worth a visit if you ever get the opportunity. The Isabella Plantation is gorgeous but slightly further out. It's relaxing just thinking about them.
Hurrah for your Kensington Roof Garden experience! I was going to do it on my 2012 trip, but it just didn't happen....
Hugs and gardens and good things!
Ha! I'm glad I'm not the only one who seeds my to-do list with things I've already done :).
Today I resume a social life. Wish me luck!
YAY for resumption of social life. Sending you hugs!
The Kensington Roof Garden looks lovely, I'll put it on the list of places to visit. Hope you were able to relax last night.
Hurrah for lists of cool places to visit in London!
Cheers for your Wednesday, too!
Hurrah for stories and time and you, L! [hugs]
|Date:||August 19th, 2015 10:00 pm (UTC)|| |
I've been to Fulham Palace Gardens, though it was years ago. It was pretty.
Coolness! But then, you ARE cool. :)
the blue spiral notebook sounds a lovely plan.
what would i do? a walk in London in the spring sounds lovely, don't it?
A walk in London in the spring sounds like heaven.
Hugs hugs, H_P! All the hugs!
I did manage yoga on Tuesday and today I'm basking in the quiet hammering above the garage that means another framed wall is about to rise from the deck! I do like some visible progress (nods emphatically).
Hurrah for yoga and for visible progress! Hurrah for you!