So I write about getting organized all the time but have you ever wondered how organized I am? I am organized. In fact, I'm a little OCD about it. I struggle with perfection and accepting that sometimes good is good enough. Today I can tell you that I have another struggle. For the first time in a while I am really struggling with too much to do and not enough time. In the past I have been pretty good about prioritizing and knowing that it can't all be done today. That doesn't mean I didn't take on more than should be done in a day but I did sleep!! Right now, this very moment, I have more to do than can be done and I can't decide what to let go.
What about you? Is this your struggle too?
I have time mapped and prioritized till I am blue in the face. The reality is it can't be done.
Wow! Have you ever had this moment?
In reality there are things that can wait. It may mean a change in plans but it can wait. Do you know what can't wait? Life. Life will never stop and wait for you to catch up.
Your kids will not repeat being 5 years old because you were too busy to stop and enjoy them. And your friends will learn to stop asking you to lunch if the answer is always no.
But the other things; handling a last minute client request, making sure every e-mail is handled today or working through the night to meet an already unrealistic deadline, those CAN all wait.
Ask yourself what is the worst that will happen if I don't get this done? Now,relax because it's never as bad as you think it is.
My point is LIVE. Live like there's no tomorrow. Eat lunch in the park, build a fort in the den with your kids and sleep in there tonight (yes even on a school night), and don't let the pressures steal the pleasures from your life.