One day, as I was looking over my to-do list, I became so overwhelmed. I felt like a complete failure in life; I wasn’t getting everything done; I should do better; blah, blah, blah.
Funny thing: Almost the ENTIRETY of my to-do list are things I don’t have to do. Such as, if they don’t get done, it won’t really matter. I just want to do them.
But for the past few days, I have been slowing down a little. Instead of trying to cram stuff into a day, I try to look at the day and see what can reasonably fit into it. I said NO to a large project that I didn’t have the time, energy and skill for. I narrowed my list from a scary assemblage of dozens of different things to exact THREE goals that were most important. I’ve scaled down on the guilt trips, pushing them away when they threaten me. I’ve even delegated (image that).
I feel so much better about life right now. I do not have to be stressed out. I can feel good about my life and what I am doing.