Do you ever take on too much (or it feels like you do)? I know I have and, while I know I am making a difference, using skills and pursuing my passions, it still doesn’t take the feelings of overwhelm and resulting anxiety in trying to get “it” all done – and done well. I came to a realization earlier this morning after spending this past weekend, and most of of last night (5am), grading papers to complete one online class, starting 2 others, and writing an article for a publication, all while running my business.
While I took on all these tasks willingly, it still doesn’t take away the worry over how I will get them all done in a timely manner while giving value. One thought that came to mind was the Serenity Prayer:
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference
I think this prayer helps to clarify that I can let go of trying to control my schedule and to be methodical in prioritizing everything on that schedule, which has helped to bring a sense of calm and accomplishment. As you can see, this post is written late but, being true to my blog challenge – Day 26 – I may have finished other tasks earlier but, in letting go, got this done. I believe I found the wisdom I needed 🙂