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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Take Time to Eat the Flowers

Baxter enjoying the lilies--by eating them!

Have you ever had a time in your life when you're so busy there's no space to breathe? If not, why not?! How do you live? I'm asking because I need to know--this whole summer has been swamped--I'm mired in projects and behind on all of them. Next week is even busier as I'm camera person and editor for a film project.

How to find time to eat the lilies?

15 comments:

Helen Ginger said...

Sometime this weekend, take an hour for yourself. Figure out what your lilies are and eat them, or play with them, or read them, or whatever fits. That one hour is for you, not for family or cat or project or anyone else.

Each week, repeat the above.

Conda V. Douglas said...

GREAT idea, Helen!

Aubrie said...

Like you I've had no time this summer!

My dog likes to eat flies. Lillies is much better :)

Conda V. Douglas said...

My puppy eats spiders and worse things too, Aubrie! Yuck! Dogs!

Enid Wilson said...

I write things down and that helps me feel less overwhalmed. Hope all go smoothly for your projects.

Steamy Darcy

Kathy McIntosh said...

One thing that has helped me a little is to try to take advantage of the moments instead of the hours. That is, when I know I have yet another assignment/appointment/whatever, but there's 15 minutes before I have to start, when I actually accomplish something small, like paying my online bills or tidying my desk I feel better than when I fill that time with Freecell or dozing/worrying. Now off to try that!

SWUBIRD said...

Conda:

I don't know anything about eating the lilies. But a friend of mine once told me that if you needed to get something done, take it to the busiest person you know.

Having said that, however, when I get too busy, I have a tendency to shut everything down, including my brain. Of course, that pretty much ruins all of my projects. But I've learned to value the real things in life: clean air, pure water, beautiful sunsets, sandy beaches, spacious deserts, my Queen, and the list goes on and on. Notice I didn't include projects anywhere in that list.

Happy trails

Carol Kilgore said...

Excellent ideas here in the comment trail. Try all of them. My suggestion is to prioritize what's most important to you, and learn to say no.

Conda V. Douglas said...

Enid, that helps me too, IF I can find the list!

Ann Best said...

Hi, Conda. Come over to my blog and pick up an award that was given to me and I'm passing it onto you!!

I see you have an I Love your blog award. This really IS a lovely/creative place to visit!
Ann

Conda V. Douglas said...

Kathy--for the past week I've had to use those moments to breathe!

Conda V. Douglas said...

Swu--again, your wisdom rings so true!

Conda V. Douglas said...

Carol--ah, the great and powerful NO.

Conda V. Douglas said...

Ann--thank you, thank you!

Lynda Lehmann said...

Being too busy is a chronic problem for me. For all of us creative types, probably...

I just tell myself to keep on keeping on...As long as I'm enJOYing life and the creative process and growing within it, all is well!