Being a Responsible Wuff

Hello fuzzbutts!

I know the title says a responsible wuff but this applies to any species who wants to be responsible. Be a responsible mew, a responsible water fox, a responsible moo, whatever. Today’s lesson on productivity is about being in control of yourself and doing the right things. Even when all your furends are at Comic-Con International right now when you could’ve been there.

I was actually offered to borrow a ticket for today too! However, I turned it down because I already committed myself to other responsibilities and I am determined to get things done. There’s always a time for play and while Comic-Con is but once per year, I have enough going on that I just don’t feel the need to put off everything I want to do today to run around a convention floor and buy more art to put up on my crowded walls or hear about the latest exclusives.

Sometimes life is that like. You have an opportunity for fun but you’re committed. You have to be in order to reduce the distractions and get things done. Maybe if things weren’t going as well as they are for my personal goals, I’d be parading around with other fuzzbutts at the convention. That’s ok, though. When you’re working toward your goals, you’ll be tempted to suddenly push away plans. I wanted to go, sure. However, this weekend I already planned to replace a window, sell my car, and do a hundred other smaller things! I weighed the pros and cons of going to have fun and decided my future and the things I want to accomplish just can’t wait. I hope you have an attitude like that. We’ll never be perfect and fun is important to have, but keep your future in mind.

Good luck out there, fuzzbutts!

When there’s just too much to do!

Hello fuzzbutts!

Sorry for the late post today. I had a lot going on! Don’t we always seem to have a lot going on?

Ok so sometimes you find yourself pretty paralyzed. You keep switching from one task to the next without getting much done at all! You stress enough about something to start working on it only to get stressed about the other thing so badly that you can’t focus. So how do we deal with it?

Ask yourself “What is the most important thing I need to do right now?” You’ll have a knee-jerk scream in your brain as to what exact task you need to do. Maybe that really is the most important thing you need to do right now. How do you find out if it is?

Ask yourself “Why is that more important than the other stuff?” where you’ll probably have a second critically important option pop up in your head.  Or maybe it’s not critically important as you think about it. Or maybe the second option was the correct option and the first was your way of distracting yourself from the truly important stuff! Either way, you have to decide which is more important.

Then just do it!

There’s really not much more to it than that. You just ask what your priority is, pick it out with some reasonable level of decision-making, and focus on it until it’s done!

Hope this helps!