Intentions vs Reality

I had lovely intentions this morning that involved going to my favorite coffee shop, a walk in the park, quiet time to contemplate and the loveliness of a Sunday.

Instead, I have done dishes, worked on a work thing, struggled to make my computer do the things it’s supposed to, and generally wasted the day. Well, ok, not wasted I guess. But not exactly what I had in mind.

How does this happen? Why do I so often end up in this boat?

I sidetrack. I start to do one quick thing, and the next thing I know hours have gone by. And then I feel like I need to finish.

There are a couple of possible reasons for this.

  1. I just sidetrack easily and put anything and everything in front of activities that are focused on things I want to do.
  2. I needed to schedule doing the things I actually end up doing instead of the activities that I want to do.

Which do you think it is?? I imagine it’s a combination of both. Will I ever be able to get the balance right?

4 thoughts on “Intentions vs Reality

  1. Hi Olivia,

    Sorry your Sunday didn’t quite go as planned. It’s so easy to get sidetracked from what we want to do. Often I think it’s a case of life getting in the way. Sadly, you end up tackling what’s in front of you that ‘needs’ doing in the moment instead.


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    • It is easy – but I finally made it to a coffee shop and did a little writing so that was nice! I’m pretty sure if this is the worst thing that happens to me this week, I’ll be fine, right? <3. Hugs.


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