I start back to work (remotely) on Monday, April 27, and I'm wondering if I should have set goals and accomplished more throughout this ordeal. There have been no shortage of projects that needed doing around here - closets to be cleaned, personal papers to organize, Lego to be sorted - or projects offered up via social media - choirs to join, art therapy, clever ways to stay engaged or get ahead.
Well, no excuses, but I haven't set any goals during this time (except that one day to clean my office), unless you consider making a point of staying up beyond 3am and taking a lovely afternoon nap every day. Both worthy goals, marked "accomplished," by the way.
- Bed made every day (but I always do that, so not sure it counts)
- Hands washed multiple times per day, a la Lady Macbeth
- Faucets, handles, counters, electronics disinfected with alcohol or bleach once or twice a day
- Teeth brushed, shower or bath every day
- Furniture dusted once a week
- Weather permitting, sitting on the balcony reading, listening to audiobook, or just being in the evenings for an hour or more
- Books read (but I do that all the time, so. . . ) Finally got through that damned Hilary Mantel book, the last of the Thomas Cromwell trilogy, which I hated, by the way. Not sure why I felt I had to read it since the others didn't impress me - consider it quarantine punishment.
- Yes, office cleaned and organized!
- Lego sorted (in progress, actually, but getting close)
- Well fed
- The list is too long.
Or is being anti-goal the right approach right now? Is lying fallow a worthy goal? Once something is a goal, does it lose its anti-goal luster? Am I overthinking this goal-thing?
Ah, well, all that will have to wait. Time for my daily nap. Stay well, y'all!