One Easy Piece…


I was overwhelmed this weekend…there seemed to be so much to do…in so many areas of my life…that…I didn’t know where to start…and…so…I didn’t get much done on any of it…

I find this feeling to be very uncomfortable…I look around…literally and figuratively…and see so many pieces…that…I just shutdown instead of taking action…and…nothing gets done…it’s just too much…

Thankfully…Bertha…came home yesterday afternoon…I think she’d still be away on Spring Break…to remind me…to look at the task at hand…and only do the one easiest thing that I can do…don’t look further down the road…don’t look at the hard stuff…just focus on the easiest thing…and do it…

Well…of course she was right…I remembered…a few years back…when I wanted to quit drinking diet sodas…I didn’t start out there…that was too hard…I started out by drinking more water…that was easy…I allowed myself to drink as many drinks as I wanted…as long as…I drank 64 ounces of water…it naturally evolved that I was drinking one in the afternoon for several days…and then…one day I noticed that I forgot to drink it…and…I haven’t had one since…

It’s an approach that has served me well…in many areas of my life…

So…I took her advice…we all know that she wasn’t going to leave me alone until I did…and…I looked at things in a different way…what’s the one…easiest…thing that I can do to start this…not…how can I get this all accomplished in…one day…one hour…one minute…but…what is one easy thing I can do…and…what I found is that I did a few easy things…and…when I’m comfortable with them…then…I’ll look for the next easiest thing to do…and…the next…and…the next…

I relaxed…she’s right…I don’t have to make all the changes in one day…life is a process…and…I’m getting there…one easy piece at a time…

Jane

2 thoughts on “One Easy Piece…

  1. Here I go saying it again about one of your post -This is soooo true! Were you writing this with ME in mind? I’m wanting to get my house in order, literally…but it seems so overwhelming. Paint, redo’s, etc…me thinks I’ll find the easiest thing and go for it. Thanks Ms B…and of course, Janie!

    • Now…now…Queenie…you know Bertha wouldn’t single you out…hmmm…well…at least not until she’s finished ratting on me! The overwhelm seemed to hit a common thread with a lot of peeps…it’s just too much to look at the ‘big picture’ sometimes. I know you’ll get all your tasks done…and I’ll even send Bertha over to help!

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