School is back in session and hanging out with bushes

I guess I should mention that school is back in session. After being gone for three weeks I am now out of the travel saddle and into the design saddle.

And it's good to be back.

However, I find that I am hanging out and around bushes too much. Instead of beating around them and getting to the point of what's most crucial, I find that all of the sudden my laundry is done, papers are shuffled around, online retailers entertain me....all while there's a drawing on my board that needs deadline attention. 

I also tend to drink more water when I hang out with bushes - I do anything and everything except work on what I really need to be working on at the moment. At least there are some health benefits. And my flat stays cleaner and more organized. Unless it's my flat that needs cleaning and the laundry that needs attention, then all of the sudden I find something else to do instead. 

Even sitting down to write this blog post rather than tackling my D5 is a manifestation of the very thing I am writing about. And we all do it (at least most of us). This is not an uncommon problem. We all (or most) put off what we really need/want to be doing for the less-worthy. Especially now that social media (not always a negative) is so ingrained into our daily routines - it can really eat away at our finite minutes. 

Here's a quote I read (lazily in bed) this morning while on Instagram (wasting time or not, at least I got this out of it): 

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

 - Abraham Lincoln

Excellent insight Abe. 

Here's another I particularly like:

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

 - Francis de Assisi

I applied the latter one for awhile and it did make a difference! So what happened? Where is my long game? Why do I struggling doing what I actually want or should to be doing? Why am I fancied by distraction? It's ironically tiring not being as productive as I could be. So now is the time to take back my present, take control of my minutes. And by doing so, I am taking control of my future. Time to be my own agent and act, and not allow myself be acted upon. 

Time to get to D5. 

I'll report back at the end of the day!