When you are feeling overwhelmed, don’t stress it. Go for a laugh. This past week has been a bit much (overwhelming to be exact).
It seemed like my duties on my to do list took on a mind of their own. I found myself constantly adding to the list which led me all over the place. On top of that, I was not feeling my best.
So, my husband out of the blue say, “Let’s do a dinner and a movie today.” We usually do one or the other. This helps us do it more often budget wise. I looked at my to do list and thought about all of the duties that was not done yet and I was about to say, “No, I got to much to do.” Yes, I was about to postpone it until I got to thinking that this will be quality time with my husband and time to take a break and regroup from my out of control to do list (this is why it is so important to feed your mind positive information because it will come back to you when needed). I said, “Ok, give me some time to get ready.”
Sometimes, we can have so much going on in our lives until we have to stop everything and give ourselves time to breathe. I discussed this in 5 tips to reduce stress. I know you may think if I stop than I won’t get anything done. When you are feeling overwhelmed, give yourself time to clear your head and regroup when you stop for a moment (only a moment).
So, back to getting ready (which took about 2 1/2 hours). Most of my getting ready time was spent on me still working on my to do list. Yeah, I know, it didn’t really hit me yet that I needed to remove the list from my eyes. My husband said, “Time is ticking.” I finally stop and got ready.
I must say that it was much needed. We took a stroll down the river walk and I enjoyed the scenery. It was totally different from looking at my laptop with my to do list on the side. Next, we got something to eat. Ok, I had one of the best grilled chicken salads ever at Chili’s. Sorry, I don’t have a picture to show you. When I thought about taking a picture the salad was half way gone.
Finally movie time, my kids have gotten me into watching the Superheroes’ movies but my husband wanted to see a comedy. I laughed until I cried at times. As we were walking out, my husband stated, “Your walk done change.” I walked in feeling sluggish but I walked out feeling rejuvenated.
I thanked my husband for the day of activities that help relieved the tension and help cleared my mind. After my mind was clearer, I was able to focus on my out of control to do list. What did I learned?
1. I learned to not add more duties to my to do list until I have fulfilled the ones already on there. (this is the biggest one to me)
2. I learned to better separate my duties according to the importance of each.
3. I learned to improve my schedule by rearranging some of the duties on my list by the time and day and putting in time for rest.
Don’t stress it, go for a laugh.
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