All kinds of stuff was piling up—on my desk, in kitchen—in fact, in every room in house. Then I discovered power of . . . timer!
Now my motto is: Set it and forget it! (Where have I heard that before?)
It really seemed too simple a solution to solve what had become an overwhelming problem: how to fit all work I have to do, need to do, must do, and wish to do into one twenty-four hour period and still have any time left to do anything halfway resembling "fun." (What's that, anyway?)
But fact of matter is that it IS just that SIMPLE! First, I get all of routine out of way: shower, exercise, grooming, prayer or meditation, breakfast, etc.
Finally at computer, I set timer—usually for half an hour. When it "dings" I get up and maybe transfer some laundry to dryer. (I'm one of those rare and lucky women who is married to an exceptional man who usually at least starts laundry, and on a daily basis, so we never have laundry piled up.)
Just a little "mini" break from computer, but it does several things: (1) It allows me to tend to little mundane tasks that otherwise get put off. (2) It truly is "pause that refreshes," as doing so prevents me from developing carpal tunnel or that horrible pain between shoulders that so many women suffer from. (3) It gets blood circulating in my legs and prevents varicose veins or phlebitis that sometimes develop in those who sit a lot. (4) It helps rev up my metabolism, just moving around a bit.