I'd hoped to feel less overwhelmed after Christmas. But when the New Year arrived, I shifted my focus from "all things Christmas" to improvements I need to make.
Lose at least ten pounds. Exercise daily. Stay in closer touch with friends.
Declutter drawers and closets and THE BASEMENT. Publish a second book....
The more I considered what I needed to do, the more
overwhelmed I felt. (Does that happen to you, too?) But while reading an email
on New Year's Day, I saw a simple solution for decreasing overwhelm. Starting
today, do ONE thing! For example: meet one exercise goal for today. Call one
friend. Declutter one drawer. Write one paragraph for the new book.
By doing one small task today and another one tomorrow and
the next day and the next day..., I'll achieve my goals. (You can, too!) Even
the ones that seem unreachable.