Making up for Lost Time
Updated: Apr 19
The biggest problem with falling behind is that once you lose that first step it is easy to lose the second. While you are making up your first step everyone else is taking the second then you are spending the whole race trying to make up the pace. Sometimes you take some time to make up a plan to recover your lost time but you are also losing time doing that. Sometimes you work harder or faster to make up for the loss but mistakes are made in the haste and you are still behind in the end. More often though it seems like we just stay slightly behind until the next time we lose a step and repeat the process until the race does not seem worth running.
It is hard to catch up after you have fallen behind. Between jobs, children, our spouses, and personal project there is very little free time left at the end of the day. It is hard to convince yourself to give up that free time to try to catch up on the things that are keeping you from your free time. It is much easier to just put it off and hope that it will eventually go away or someone else will take care of it for us. Eventually, that is usually what happens.
But no matter what it is that you are putting off it is worth giving up a little free time to do it. Once it is done you can stop thinking about it and enjoy your free time more. Usually, you can find someone who will help you with whatever it is. If is something you absolutely have to do yourself then just buckle down and get it done. Whatever it is, you can do it and you will feel better afterward.
Trust me, I know I have been putting off writing this for the whole week and now that I am finally getting it done I can focus on the other things in my life. Like the post that I am supposed to make this weekend so that I don't spend another week avoiding writing it.
I hope this post finds you in good health and of a sound mind. I am just another confused father wondering...
What else I should try to catch up on?