Go SLOW in order to stay focused.

This summer I am working on the fourth revision of a diary I keep while going through cancer. Each day I will share one rewritten entry. My goal is to have the fourth rough is now complete.  Over the next five days, I will be sharing my last five entires. Where I go and what will I write after that? Stay tuned to see!

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Day Three Hundred Sixty Two

What I observed
is that I must take more time
time to take care of

Time to do
what I love, write,
and then let go of guilt
for doing so.

But, in my eyes,
anything worth doing,
worth building, and building well
is worth doing slowly, carefully, methodically.

First I must start small.
Observe how much time
I currently care for myself
and then increase it from there.

Second, I must look long term.
How will these small changes
have a large impact over time
on myself and others?

Third, I must outweigh priorities.
So many things compete for my attention,
so I must know what my top 3-5 priorities are,
so that I can stay focused.

Last, I must whittle down my list.
I know I like to think I can multitask, but I can’t
and roads under too much construction
can’t even be driven upon.

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