Deadlines & To-Do Lists

And we have another post written a couple years ago. This one was written on October 23, 2018. I hope this can just be a little encouragement to you all\. 🙂 

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You know when you have a to-do list and you just start adding and adding? Pretty soon you are just adding and barely noticing what you check off—if you even do check it off—and it just weighs on you and stresses you out… I’ve been struggling with that a lot lately. But I’ve been seeing… if you break up those huge tasks into small ones, and even check off a few of those small ones… you’ve still done something.

I’ve been really trying hard to get ready for NaNo [UPDATE: I NO LONGER STAND WITH NANO] in a little less than a week and a half. I’ve been stressed by all I have to do, with that + school + driving classes + life. But I just need to be willing to let things go. Not everything will happen. If I even do a little writing… it’s still more than I had yesterday. Small can still be success. 

And sometimes… sometimes you just add too much to your plate. Sometimes a to-do list just lures you into writing anything on there… stuff that normally you wouldn’t even really think about.

But even if your life is super busy… take time to pause and enjoy. Drop everything for half-and-hour and watch a video on the beauty of creation. It will relax you and you will be able to tackle the next thing better. It’ll change your mood, and attitude is often half the struggle. Take time to help a sibling… your writing may not last but the memory that Big Sister was always so helpful will. Take time to laugh with a friend over a silly joke, and create memories you’ll love to remember later. Take time to worship and admire the Lord. 
Sometimes you saddle yourself with self-imposed deadlines. 

Sometimes you stress out so much your thinking is skewed and everything seems worse than it is. Attitude is so important… in a bad attitude everything looks useless while in a good one you can find encouragement that things may just work out. Maybe you need to make an effort to change. 

Take time to step back and relax. Approach what stresses you out with a new attitude. See how you can make things better and work on the things you have to do to free up time for what you want to do. 

And remember to count your blessings. <33

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Published by Katja L.

Hello! :) I'm Katja. I'm a Canadian bibliophile, book reviewer, writer, and child of God. I love too many things to name, but among them are chocolate, heirlooms, history, fancy handwriting, grammar & punctuation, laughter, tearjerking books, lists, organized bookshelves, pink roses, flowing skirts, hymns, and pretty much anything old-fashioned, beautiful, & classy.

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