I have a million things to do today. Everything that’s piled up or built up or waited for the opportune moment to strike is all coming to a head today.

I should be okay with that; I’m used to dealing with multiple things at once, dealing with a bunch of different people, and going from one event to another (to another) before home.

But unfortunately I have tasks to complete that require a slightly different mindset. Instead of going from one thing to the next to the next, I need to do the opposite.

I can use adrenaline to distract myself into getting several things done at once; I’ve practiced that.

But you know what’s really exhausting? Staying focused.

Focus is what I’m really gonna need if I want to get through the next several hours.

Maybe you call it living in the moment. Being present. Attending to now.

I call it difficult — especially when there are lots of people who what me to focus on their priorities. And there are.

But eventually the real priorities win out over the perceived priorities. And “eventually” has now become “immediately.”

So the real priorities are here, and I’m doing my best to focus on them.

After that? Rest — relaxation — distraction — diversion.

I just have to get to that point where I’ve done all I can and I can safely let my brain go.

So for now I’ll just keep reminding myself to stay focused.

(Although if you have a way to focus that works for you, I’m game to hear it. I’ll tell myself whatever works. šŸ™‚ )