I keep reminding myself that the things that I am trying to accomplish will get done.
Just maybe not in quite the time frame I had originally planned.
It seems as if I have written quite a few posts about how to deal with stress. I don’t care who you are or where you are in your life —stress is just a part of living. How you and I approach it is what makes the difference between dealing with it and not dealing with it.
Today I found myself adding one more thing to my To Do list. It was something that was not vital to my life or anyone else’s life and yet I took it on because….
Because I did not want others to be disappointed.
But then I thought further about it and quite honestly the people that I was doing something for had no idea or expectation that I was going to do something special for them . So if I had not done it it really would not have mattered.
But it is me.
I always want to go above and beyond. To make sure everyone is “taken care of ” and feels loved and important.
Last week my dear husband made sure that I had a perfect Thanksgiving. He knows that losing my mom last Christmas is weighing heavily on me right now. But he provided a nice getaway and I was able to forget for a little bit all of the things that are weighing heavy on my heart. I slept. I spent some really nice time on the beach. I ate some great food. I felt really good.
I need to remember those moments from last week.
I need to breathe.
What about you? Are you feeling weighed down by just one more thing to do? With the holidays there always seems to be just one more thing to accomplish. But I have decided that this year I will do what I can and take care of myself. I hope you do as well.