bermudamohawk I can do this.
I’m starting to think that planning cannot play nice with simplicity. When things don’t go as planned, it complicates everything.
I had a nice, simple plan to get through Tuesday. It all changed when R woke me up at 6am and asked for a ride to the hospital. He was severely dehydrated for the second time in just over two weeks. So, off to the hospital we went.
I had to leave him alone for the morning because I was hosting a day-long work training. And everything that could’ve gone wrong, did. Lots of little problems added up to chaos.
Then I had to leave the training half way through to pick up R and take him home. He was released from the hospital even though he still wasn’t feeling well. (He’s feeling better now, thank goodness.)
The day continued in a chaotic manner.
The point being that I was unable to think about what I had planned for the day. For simplicity’s sake, I just had to go with the flow. At the end of the day, I didn’t feel like I’d failed. In fact, it felt like one of the better days I’ve had in awhile.
I tried to take that mentality and use it on Wednesday. And it worked well, both at work and at home. I was able to be productive, enjoy myself, be present/stay in the moment, and not waste much time. It made things simpler.
Most of Thursday still lies ahead. Let’s see if I can keep moving forward and keep things simple without a plan.