Doing Special Stuff

By on Nov 5, 2013 in Risks and Passions | 3 comments

Every single day I travel along the well-worn habit-path of busy.  I had a great role model— my mom. Mom was a master of not wasting one step at home, grabbing the mail at the same time she was bringing in the trash AND walking the dog, or loading shoes on top of the laundry basket to head to the back of the house.  And when we lived in the old 3-level Victorian, there was always a collection of stuff at the bottom of the stairs that my 4 siblings and I were expected to take up with us.  Mom combined running errands around town with taking us kids to appointments. There must have been some serious consequence if I didn’t operate in this manner, because it became something like a religion for me. In my daily life I move through every waking minute of every day doing.  I expend great effort working to be the most efficient human.  When the time management books were popular, one of the...