"I’ll never get this contract done".


I was doing great with Monday Hour One, and following my work plan better than I ever had. Then I started spending a lot of time responding to coronavirus: buffering with news, taking action to get supplies for my family, communicating with family members, spending time with teens, supporting husband’s business. But I stopped following my work plan, first doing no work for a few days, now just doing a few hours a day.

UM
C: 133 hours of contract work left to complete in 11 days
T: I’ll never get this contract done
F: panicky
A: buffering with news, food, alcohol, and Facebook, started working more hours, look for evidence that I don’t have time to work on the contract, look for evidence that everything related to coronavirus is more important than working on my contract, tell myself that I need to do self-care instead of working, tell myself that my husband will throw a fit if I try to work on the weekend
R: contract not getting done

IM
C: 133 hours of contract work left to complete in 11 days
T: I can do anything for a couple of weeks
F: willing
A: stop buffering with news, food, alcohol, and Facebook, allow urges, process feelings, discuss extending deadline with contract monitor on Monday, do self-coaching every day at 7 AM, work every day from 8 AM-6 PM (except for taking walks, visiting my children (who are self-isolating at their dad’s), and minimal shopping trips)
R: I complete the contract in a couple of weeks