So, in my last post, “They Keep Pulling Me Back In”, I laid out all the issues I am dealing with currently. So, I decided the best thing is to keep each thread sorted from the others. Then they seem less threatening and dangerous. So, I actually made a list of the items I listed in last night’s post. So, now I have decided they will be less overwhelming if I make an ‘Action Plan’ of steps to follow to reach the set goal. That way, I will kind of have a flow chart for each issue, and each day I will know what the next actionable step is for each item. For instance, if I am waiting for follow up from another party, then I can leave another message or just leave it for a day or so to see if I get the return call. Since my notes always get all mixed up with things from several issues all noted on the same notebook page, I will make a full size flow chart for each item, with each blank piece of paper being one actionable step for that item. That way, I will have all my notes for each topic sorted by time as they occurred and I can see what has been done and is left to be done and I won’t have to read through each notebook page for the notes on a single topic that are spread throughout the entire notebook. Usually, I don’t need to be this drastic or visual…but there are so many threads I am following at the moment, and each of them has so many steps yet to follow and so many notes that need to be included on what has already been done, who has been talked to, what information has been gathered, etc. So, since these are just all jumbled in my head, I think this time I will try this oversize and drastic measure of making really large postits out of regular paper for each step for each thread will help reduce stress cause I will know what to do each day and it won’t be all mixed up together.
I think I might have rambled a bit here, and repeated myself (which is also another reason to do these action steps in big clear sections). So, I’m sorry if I’ve gone on and on about the same thing and going in circles. Maybe tomorrow I’ll get myself going in a straight line and making some headway. Fingers crossed.