“You can do anything, but you can’t do everything.” — Anonymous
I can’t remember the first time I heard that, but it makes more and more sense to me every day.
I read it to mean that we all have our limits. There are only so many projects and commitments people (and cats) can tackle at the same time, and only so much pressure we can take before we crack!
TIP: Whenever I feel like I’m drowning under a torrent of tasks, I’ll set aside my long to-do list and grab a blank Post It note instead. On it, I’ll write my three most important tasks — the things my gut tells me I should do — ignoring all the rest.
If that means the carpet doesn’t get vacuumed or the laundry doesn’t get done for another day or two or three, so be it, because…
Every little thing gonna be alright
When I look back on my worst days (I’ve had some doozies!), I think about all of the good days that followed them.
TIP: When times are tough, I try to remember that this too shall pass. Sometimes it really helps me to look ahead to a time after the obstacle I’m facing — after the deadline, the virus, the exam, the uncomfortable business meeting — a day, week or month down the road.
Stop and smell the roses
There’s a world of roses out there just waiting to be sniffed!
TIP: Whenever I see (or hear, smell, taste or feel) something beautiful, I STOP — maybe not in the middle of traffic — to take them in. Try to make time in your life for beautiful things.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,