Ahhh…classic. Here I am sitting on the couch with my To-Do List, the one with the mustard stain in the corner and the bottom half nibbled by my roommate’s puppy. Classy, right?
The list is on a loose sheet of notebook paper, words in purple ink that bleeds through. It’s about twenty or so things, all in my on-the-fly chicken scratch handwriting. And on the back is an assortment of Post-It notes: pink, yellow, and orange in various sizes. ‘Upload that video,’ ‘download ‘Hello’ by Adele,’ ‘call the Dr.’s office,’ ‘p/u package.’
Ask me what I’m talking about on half of them and I couldn’t tell you. But they’re on my list. So that means they’ll get done. Eventually.
Right now I’m going to get drunk. Me, myself, and my cheap plastic wine glass with the ribbon from one of my best friend’s dinner parties almost a year and a half ago. And a bottle of Moscato.
Now you ask any of my friends and they’ll tell you I’m the responsible one. I’m the one who will have everything turned in on time, everything ready to go (though I’m notoriously late to social events…don’t ask me why or how that happens), and my sh*t always together (or at least looking like it’s together).
If there’s something that needs to be done, I get it done. But there’s something to be said about shoving aside all the things you’re ‘supposed to do’ and just giving yourself a minute.
Perks of throwing aside both your random and extremely important obligations and getting drunk instead? You realize that no matter how stressed you get, it’ll turn out okay.
Is the world going to stop because you’re taking a drinkcation? Nope. Is the roof going to collapse? Are you going to get fired? Is God himself going to strike you down with one of those lightning bolts (if he even has those)? No, you’ll be fine. And you’ll probably be more productive when you give your mind a small recess.
Everyone needs a brain break. If you’re anything like me, sometimes you overanalyze to death. Just ask my boyfriend, he can’t stand it. I’ll have a list of things to do and I’m sitting there thinking about all the things I have to do, stressing about all the things I have to do, and thinking about how I’m wasting time thinking about all the things I have to do! It’s paralyzing (and confusing).
Sometimes the key to getting your crap done is taking a little pause. Throw back a glass and take a deep breath. Throw back another. Laugh, spend time with friends, watch a TV show (just one, though…don’t get stuck), and give yourself an hour or two. The to-do lists (surprise!) will still be there when you get back.