We hear scratching and the dog wants to go out. And to top things off, the tortoises are pacing back and forth in their habitat demanding lettuce. (yes, they really do this).
The horrible feeling of being overwhelmed hits and it seems like everything is pressing down on us.
So what's the solution?
Okay, I know you guys have heard this a million times before, but it's time to make a list. And then, once you have your list, take the tasks one at a time in the order of highest priority (or sometimes quickest satisfaction). What needs to be done the most? And what will make you feel the best for getting it done? It's not like my daughter's closet is going to collapse if I don't organize it. But once I do, a huge sense of accomplishment comes over me. And letting the dog out will reduce the stress her scratching creates.
The best part: once I start on my list, I am no longer overwhelmed.
My brother-in-law has a quote that's good to remember in overwhelming times:
Whenever you're in a hurry, slow down.
So anyway, this weekend I dusted and cleaned and organized my daughter's entire room. I leave you with this picture of her bookshelves...
...and a close-up of some of my favorite childhood books. She was beyond excited to get them on her bookshelf!
Hope the week is going great for you all!