Greetings, all! I made it through the month of NO-vember, and here's my update.
- I'm pretty good at determining whether I should say no to spending money;
- I'm less good at determining whether I should say no to spending calories;
- I'm even worse at determining whether I should say no to spending time.
That's not a surprise to me, because time management is my continual challenge. I read a term the other day that sums up part of my problem: time confetti. Coined by author Brigid Schulte, it refers to what happens when time is broken up into unproductive, often unsatisfying, bits. It's not just about multi-tasking, though that's part of it. It's also about how we've all been trained to respond to every stimulus in real time. Every text, email, push, or social media alert tears off a little piece of time that I have devoted to something else and scatters it to the wind.
But now that 2021 is winding down, I'm going to shelve my time management issues. (Fear not, they will be waiting for me when I return.) As the holidays kick into full swing, I'm embracing a Yes-cember attitude, where I will say yes to fun things as often as possible.
I hope you're staying well and safe and finding joy in the simple things.