It turns out that I’ve been doing life all wrong…and now I’ve got it all figured out (not really, and I would never tempt fate or the universe by saying something that outlandish.)
All this time I’ve been making a list of everything that needed to be done and then failing to complete the list. Therefore, at the end of the day, I felt like a failure.
On Monday, I just put three things on the list that had to be done and completed all of them: I took a shower, successfully taught my art class and washed my bedding and remade the bed.
I also accomplished some other stuff that was on the “would like to get done” portion of the list. I don’t remember what those things were since it was days ago, but I know that I felt good about it nonetheless.
So, the choice is make a short list and get it done and be happy…
Make a long list and don’t get it done and be unhappy.
I’m going to choose the short list and be happy.
Who knew that I couldn’t do it all?
Well, I knew it of course, but I kept trying to do it anyway.
Maybe this time I’ll remember to be more realistic (and kinder to myself).
Or, more likely, I’ll be writing a post similar to this in a couple of months.
Still, I’m going to count it as a positive step forward on my journey and it’s even in the “right” direction!
P.S. Of course, I forgot to put “feed and water the baby chicks” on the list and that’s a pretty important thing to do. BUT, I remembered to do it and they lived another day so we’re not going to let that detract from my success.