Back home, but not fully awake
How would a productivity expert such as Julie Morgenstern or David Allen categorize a to-do list that includes so many "life" issues that there is no time left for "work?"
How do I categorize today's tasks like picking up a dead mole off the driveway with a shovel to throw it over the wall? Dropping off a neighbor's mis-delivered newspaper? Having lunch with my Dad and allowing it to stretch to an hour and a half because we hadn't seen each other in a month? Dealing with a school mini-crisis that couldn't wait?
While we were traveling, the days seemed so long, with a new city to explore and no responsibilities other than keeping the family entertained. I marveled at how much ground we could cover in eight hours. I feel like to get back to my own important projects, I need to somehow combine that away from household responsibilities mode with focused work.
I'll keep this short because I know I am rambling. I am tempted not to publish this but I might as well show you what a low mojo day looks like.