Overwhelm me. Reminder:
Focus on progress.
If any haiku purists read this, I’m sorry! This haiku probably breaks all the rules (I’m not sure because my creativity can’t be bothered to find out the rules) but it fit for me today.
Do you ever get bogged down with a “To Do” list that only seems to grow? Or multiple projects in process at one time? I do! I tend to focus so much on crossing the completion finish line that I forget to enjoy incremental accomplishments. My attention zeroes in on what hasn’t been done.
Yesterday, the anxiety of our ongoing, and seemingly never-ending, outdoor projects and their interference with my indoor writing made me stressed out and crabby. (My family can vouch for that.) On one of my work breaks, I went outside and looked at things differently. I turned my back on what still needs to be done and stared at what we have completed. The feeling of, “wow, we did all that!” boosted my mood. It reminded me, I should do that more often.
(And then I backed away without peeking over my shoulder at the unfinished work mocking my new mindset 🙂 )