We might plan to do 5 important things today. And then something comes up - something urgent and important as Stephen Covey might define it - and suddenly we only have time to get 3 things done. And that’s fine. Those ‘somethings’ are not the problem.
It’s the time spent on the things that DON’T need to be done that kill the day, the ‘nothing’ tasks, the 2 minute jobs that take WAAAY longer than 2 minutes, and the ‘I’ll just quickly…’ tasks that are anything but quick.
So how do we stop doing the ‘nothing’ tasks ? Through mindfulness, that’s how. Only by being fully aware of each moment, and how we are spending it, do we have any chance of using it wisely.
No - ‘something’ is not the problem. ‘Nothing’ is….