That's been a rare thing these past few weeks. Things have just felt so busy that I've had a tendency to put a paper down and then put the next one in a slightly different pile, and then put down a book, and so forth.
But this morning, I took about 15 minutes and cleared it off, put things in files, recycled some stuff, and now I can see the desktop, and it's nice.
I recently read an article about happiness and saw that there's a coursera course on it, and signed up. I'm mostly a pretty happy person, not manically happy, but pretty happy. (Especially after a good night's sleep.) But who doesn't want to be happier? (Except, of course, being complacent when one shouldn't be complacent, would be a mistake: who wants to ignore racism, homophobia, climate change, flu, or whatever. So, while thinking about racism makes me unhappy, trying to work against racism is meaningful. And so forth.) Because I need more stuff to do...
I feel like there's a lot of different stuff competing for my attention, and (to mix my metaphors), I don't want to drop any of the balls I'm juggling. There must be good ways to keep track of everything, right? Suggestions?
Now that my desk is clean, I feel like I can work more effectively. So that's next up! (and then a meeting... )