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Today has been one of those really long days where your ‘to do’ list seems endless, and at the start of the day, the thought of getting all that work done is frankly, quite intimidating. What has helped in this scenario is that no matter how long my to do list is, I prioritize three things that need to be completed before the day is done. Not only does this provide psychological comfort, one can still enjoy a feeling of satisfaction at the end of the day.
When you look at life from a similar perspective, it is like a very long day. There are all these tasks you want to accomplish, feelings and emotions vary dramatically during the course of the day, and one is always looking for that often elusive level of balance which brings comfort and happiness. If we were to get overwhelmed right from the start, we would end up getting very little done. We need to pace ourselves, not only to avoid burnout, but to also enjoy our triumphs and victories.
Keeping our eyes on the larger picture, we give ourselves the opportunity to actually enjoy the journey. Days like today then fall into perspective, and one can look forward to the next day and all that it may bring.