I have a lot to do this week, and by Tuesday I was handling myself well — that was until MY DRYER CAUGHT FIRE! Then the anxiety of that minor and embarrassing emergency (two trucks, the chief and the fire inspector, along with the village police) seemed to ooze into the rest of my life. Are you like that? I am, especially when I am hormonal. My mother calls it “leaky emotions.” Anyway, I was starting to get worried about just about everything including, but not limited to, how I was going to pack for a big lake vacation with no dryer and my car in the shop.
Inspiration – which by definition comes from the Holy Spirit – struck in the form of a good old fashioned “To-Do” list. I realized that I didn’t need my car or my dryer to get a lot of the things done, so I focused on those. When I did get my car back, I was able to be efficient (take the baby to the doctor and get camp medical form filled out, all at the same time!). Every time I start to panic, I just look at the list and see if there is a little something that I can knock off. I think that I have actually gotten through all of the things that really, really had to be done this week.
Also, every time I get sidetracked, I think to myself, is this helping me to accomplish something on the list?
See that part at the bottom about blog post on Self Care? Stay Tuned — I didn’t get to that yet, but it is life changing!