This morning, my mom wanted to move some more stuff to Public Storage. I went into the room only to see her opening a box for some new system that changes the pH level in our water system to 8.5. (I have no idea, don’t ask.) She looked outside and expressed unhappily that it’s going to rain. Then, she looked at our faucet and concluded that it’d be too old for the expensive system she bought. By this time, I finally left for the library (not because of her – I already planned to).
Where does she go wrong? A lot of times, she ties herself into knots because she thinks over all the things she has to do. But it doesn’t help at all, right? You waste 3 minutes here, 2 minutes there, all because you’re worrying about things you’ll get done eventually.
When you find your mind wandering onto something else you need to get done, take a deep breath.
“Don’t worry, you’ll get [insert offending task] done later. Focus on this now.”