Anne wouldn't say, "Screw it, I'm just going to get fat, miss my deadlines, and take a nap."
I know what it is too, I'm completely stressed out. And while stress will make some people brew an extra strong pot of coffee and dive right in to their to-do list, it makes me totally shut down. And I mean shut down in the most literal sense, and usually it involves a good long nap. I sort of go into hibernation mode when I'm stressed out. If you're sleeping, you can't think about the blog posts that need written, the Tweets that need scheduled, the five 1000 word articles that need written, the people that need interviewed and those who will not answer your emails. (For the love of God, it takes five seconds to reply to an email people!)
So even though I'm writing this blog post as a way to procrastinate doing my real work, at least it's somewhat more productive than sleeping (wait . . . I just woke up from a nap). I'm hoping that I can give myself the kick in the butt that I need to get all my work done before I leave for the beach on Saturday.
Whenever I get overwhelmed by everything that needs done, I write a to-do list. Most to-do list experts know that the correct way to tackle said list is to pick the most undesirable task first and do it first to get it out of the way. Usually, I choose the backward approach of getting all the easy stuff done so that it looks like I actually finished more stuff on the list. . .
Today, I REALLY need to take my list seriously, so I need to publish it here. And for supreme accountability, I will follow this up with a post documenting all the things I got done. Here goes:
1. Do my regular daily work for my social media accounts
2. Call the guy that I've been avoiding calling for an interview (I hate phone calls!)
3. Finish magazine article that is due on Friday
4. Write one of the 450 wd articles that is due on Friday
6. GO TO THE GYM.
7. Actually write the blog post that follows this up
8. Pick up the house
And to help me get started, here's some Kelly Rowland and Weezie