of time. But equally I know I am not very good at engaging with and finishing things that I do not consider to be so worthwhile. For example, even though I know its important for the effective running of a business, I really dislike spending time on the accounts or completing returns. I find it hard to say no to requests and about four months ago I was asked to do a book review - a new international handbook of creative learning. It's a subject I like, and I want to keep abreast of developments, and I also feel it's the right thing to do to contribute to the field.
So I readily agreed thinking I would do it over Christmas but not surprisingly got distracted. Its now 4 months on, I have made a start several times but couldn't get into it and the editor has now contacted me and I have set a deadline of two weeks. But I am struggling to get into the hefty tome. There is so much stuff that just seems academic and is of little interest to me. And there are so many more interesting things to do and I also have some paid work to do. I think this is aspect of me I definitely need to improve. Somehow I have to turn it into a project that I feel I am gaining something from. And do it quickly.
I spent 10mins writing this blog and 10mins searching on YouTube and made myself not get distracted. I found this video which I think provides some sound advice. Now I'm going to have another go at getting into this book.
3 hours later - actually I didn't do the book but I did tackle my accounts and sort out expenses going back to October. A horrible job which I had put off and it does make me feel better for doing it and posting them off.