So now what

by Carl Natale on April 1, 2010

I knew Burley would wake me up early. His bladder didn’t care that I didn’t have to get up and start working anymore. All he knew was that it was time for him to eat and go outside.

OK, I needed to get up anyway. Even if it was 6 a.m. It still was sleeping in for me. And I ate my breakfast at the kitchen table instead of my keyboard. OK, I had the Touch with me so I could check e-mail and Twitter.

Then came the big question. What now?

Last night I thought I had it made. I wouldn’t have to do my morning routine anymore. But I had a couple projects on my plate. I would know exactly what to do.

Duhhh. What now?

So I sat down and made list. Thought about the projects and what needed to be done first. I kept the list realistic. And made a goal to get a few things done by lunch. Almost the best 20 minutes of the day.

That’s what it took to create a plan and road map for the day. It eliminated any indecision or worry. If something came up, I would have dealt with it. I didn’t mean for it to become a set of shackles.

Most of it got done. The undone items were pretty ambitious anyway. I can move them over to tomorrow’s list.

I don’t know what tomorrow will bring. But I have a client meeting tonight that will set the agenda.

So I think I will be alright. All I have to do is dedicate some time to planning the day.

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