Saturday Pep Talk

Dear Self,

After a productive morning precinct walking with two little kids and finishing your entire packet (i.e. hitting a lot of houses and doing a lot of walking) you left feeling very successful, only to come home and enter your home and immediately feel bogged down by the amount of chores you’re behind in and the number of things you need to do for next week’s Halloween Carnival you so kindly promised your son you’d host.

Breathe in, breathe out.

You’re going to take time to be selfish–do what you want to do. Enjoy the quiet in the house during nap time and write.

Then, you’re going to figure out how to say no to projects or people who can wait, and you’re going to prioritize what needs to be done now. You’re also going to make a delegation list, starting with finding a good housekeeper who can clean the house and tackle the list of chores that you don’t have time for–at least this once (or maybe more if you can convince your husband).

The world never stopped because you didn’t finish your to do list. Focus on one thing at a time. Do one chunk at a time. It will add up.


Your Observing Ego

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