Let’s face it, life can really feel like it is giving us a serious butt kick once in a while. There always comes a time when we feel absolutely helpless, like a derailed train with no brakes. Things spin out of control (work, family, finances, school work), or at least this is how our mind’s are processing things. When everything happens at once, we get overwhelmed, which leads to breaking down and the throwing of the hands in the air, possibly followed by tears and a very long nap.
I am one of those people who have the ‘get everything done at once’ mentality. I know many of you who are reading this can definitely relate to that. I like to have things checked off my lists so they no longer take up brain space, but I also find that thinking this way can sometimes be a curse. We all lead very busy lives; our days jam packed from the moment we put our feet on the floor ’til our heads hit our pillows. Organization is key to relieving the stress of completing several daily tasks. There is so much to remember, so things are bound to slip through the cracks.
I am not sure if anyone told you this recently, but you are only human! This is something I have to remind myself of often, and it really helps to put things into perspective. Do what you can with what you have. Prioritize, taking care of the more pertinent things first, and everything else will fall into place. I carry a little notebook and planner with me everywhere. They both fit right in my purse and they have been so helpful with keeping me on track. Try some different things that will help you to compartmentalize and go with what works best for you. Also, it is extremely important to make time for you! The world will not stop spinning if you go pamper yourself, or have a night in or out, or even take a few hours alone to get yourself organized.
Also, it is okay to have a day once in a while where you do nothing! That’s right, and don’t you feel guilty about it either (easier said than done, I know). If you don’t take the time to take care of you, then you will eventually crash and burn. Try not to do that. Decompress often, breathe regularly, get organized, and you will be ready to seize the day, everyday.
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