Word of the week: Limitations


This week I have been attempting to work within my limitations. Here are some of them:

  • The weather
  • A mobile toddler under the age of two
  • Time
  • Money
  • A tendency to procrastinate
  • Fear of failure
  • A lack of forward momentum…

I have thoughts and plans and ideas – for the blog, for a family holiday, for things to do with JJ in the next few months before he starts big school – but there is always something holding me back.

Of course some limitations are external and there’s nothing you can do about them but some are internal and I need to work on that.

At the other end of the spectrum I have been spending my one day off running myself ragged these past few weeks trying to squeeze 101 things into a few short hours. This week I decided to give myself a break and just put one or two essentials on the To Do list. This made much more sense because, let’s face it, finishing your day with only three things checked off a list of ten feels like a bit of a failure! It also occurred to me that there is no real urgency on many of these tasks and if I concentrate on doing one thing at a time, and doing them well, then I will eventually reap the rewards.

(PS – I have of course finally prioritised booking myself in for a cervical smear and that will be a weight off my mind!).


The Reading Residence

24 thoughts on “Word of the week: Limitations

  1. Very sensible and a far more enjoyable way through life! I have been using the headless chicken scatter gun effect where I do teeny bits off lots of things. As a result it takes ages for anything to get done ha ha. x

  2. well done for booking a smear, definitely a good idea!,I think you are right in being realistic about what you can achieve in one day. I sometimes try and pretend I’m supermum, but I never succeed and feel worse at the end of it! Much better to set a few tasks you can actually achieve and feel good about! xx #wotw

  3. Yes, to-do lists can get quite long around here, too, whereas the days where I plan little, always feel happier ones, and often as productive anyway. And pleased you got that smear booked in, too x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  4. I can’t live without making lists….I would be lost without them!
    Well done on booking your smear…..The joys of being a woman!

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