Thursday started out as a grey and wet day. The kind that makes you glad to be indoors.
Perfect, I thought, because I had a lot I needed to get done and it’s better not to be distracted by wanting to go outside when you’re under the gun. So, I got right to it.
I did my Simpleology daily target praxis, took stock of what I needed to get done and prioritized my day according to the urgency of tasks.
Then I started working my plan. I was making good enough progress that I felt like I could spare an hour to have lunch with a friend of mine.
When I got back, it was looking even more ugly outside. All the better since I had a couple larger projects to finish. Again, I dove right back into it.
Until 2:15 PM…when the power went out.
I thought to myself “Oh great…I need this!” and started clock-watching and waiting for the power to come back on.
After 15 minutes, I was practically beside myself because our power hardly ever goes out and rarely stays off for very long when it does. I went downstairs to grab some water and a quick snack and then it dawned on me-use the time you’ve been given to accomplish something even if it’s not what you planned on doing. In other words, be FLEXIBLE! Seeing the pots and pans that needed washed didn’t hurt, either.
I filled up the sink and tore into them. You know what? After an hour went by I had finished all of them, the power was back on and, for some reason, I felt good. Sure, I had to put in some late night time but so what.
My point here is to keep your sanity under internet marketing deadlines and economic pressures make sure that you always make the best of the time you are given. Don’t spend time regretting what you wish you could do or wished you had done.
If you look for creative solutions to problems, you’ll get better at finding them when the chips are down.
[tags]be flexible, creative solutions, internet marketing, sanity, simpleology[/tags]