Does your to-do list seem like it will never end?
Do you feel like you're adding ten items before you can even cross off one?
My head was spinning this morning as I thought about all of the things I had to do today. The holidays tend to pile up extra projects including shopping, wrapping, cleaning, decorating, and visiting. While I love all of the items on this list, except for cleaning, I find the extra pressure daunting at times.
I started to make a list of what I had to do and immediately felt overwhelmed. Rather than give in, I picked up a tangling project and my Micron. It felt wonderful to slow down, relax, and tangle. My mind stopped whirring and panicking about all of the little things I should be doing. Instead, I enjoyed a few quiet, creative minutes with myself. Here is a small, unshaded part of this ZIA:
I put my Micron down and picked up a regular pen and paper. I then proceeded to make a realistic to-do list for the week.
Of course I can't do it all in one day! Who am I, Santa?
The simple act of tangling for a few minutes allowed me to put everything into perspective so I could focus on what was important. I figured out the few things I could manage to complete today and prioritized the rest of the tasks.
I'm smiling. I feel calmer. I am able to jump on that list rather than tackling it grumpily. I love this time of year, and I love preparing for it. Why should I let a little stress interfere with my seasonal festivities? Bah humbug!
Next time I start a to-do list, I will remember to write "tangle" at the very top.