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About 2 weeks ago I posted (here) “My plan, as of today, is to begin scheduling in paperwork time.  I will not read email during my paperwork hour.  I will not shop for supplies.  I will not plan the next bar of soap.  During my scheduled time I will be wiping out paperwork.”

I promised to follow up with you.  And I have good news.  Despite the sleepless nights due to barn activity, and a couple of weeks with no time to complete anything but the sheer necessities, I have made progress.

For the tasks that seem daunting, like paperwork, scheduling in time to focus on only the one task, allowing nothing to interfere, does work!

Lesson learned:  (even when it is a task that is loathed) stay on top of it, make an appointment to get it completed, no procrastination, total focus.  It makes the job so much easier.

Like the beautiful sunny day we are experiencing in Ohio today (the first in almost a month), this new centering has allowed the sunshine back into parts of my daily schedule. 

For those of you that said you were encouraged to give it a try, scheduling in time to complete a task/chore, has it been a positive experience for you too?

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Office Work

Paperwork, accounting, and various other office work is a big part of doing business. 

My career in accounting and finance, for nearly 25 years, left me without a desire to sit at a desk and push papers and numbers.

Where I want to be is in the soap shop, in the barn, studying, reading a book, or enjoying quiet family or friend time. 

The paperwork mounts. 

It will not be long before I hire someone to help me do some of my hat wearing. 

Until then, the plan is to begin scheduling in time to successfully move the papers from the in-basket, to the out-basket, and into the filing cabinet (or shredder).

Making myself accountable is another thing.  This is where having no boss (except myself) requires a lot of seat-belting myself to the office chair.

Do you have a particular task, like paperwork, that you particularly dread? A task you are good at, way too good at, yet, you procrastinate?

I am aware, procrastination gets people nowhere.  It amounts to more work to do, and clutter.

My plan, as of today, is to begin scheduling in paperwork time.  I will not read email during my paperwork hour.  I will not shop for supplies.  I will not plan the next bar of soap.  During my scheduled time I will be wiping out paperwork.

To make myself accountable, I will report in here.

I will be telling you if my plan is successful.

Have a beautiful paper-less day!

By the way, the picture isn’t too shabby is it? I decided to operate the camera today without reading the manual.  I love to learn and then go back and read.  I admit to it!

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