Big Elephant

There have been days this month that I have felt overwhelmed with things to do. I don’t like to complain about it, because I have been on the other end of the spectrum in my life and have dealt with extreme boredom. I’ll take busy over boredom any day.

When things get like this, I try to figure out how to work through it. I managed this month by focusing on the light at the end of the tunnel. I had mental and written check lists of things to do and worked through them one at a time.

LaceHow do you eat an elephant? …One bite at a time.

If you can get through one task, there will be one less thing on your plate. Life works this way. Chaos is bound to happen to the best of us. You just have to deal with it and continue to move forward. I always remind myself, its one foot, then the other. That is the only way you can move forward.

I could give up. Quit. Run away. That doesn’t solve anything. I’ve found there is not much more rewarding than completing a difficult task. When I have self-doubts and just feel like I can’t complete what’s facing me, and then I do…oh man, that is so empowering! In hindsight when I look back at those moments of self-doubt, I can say…”see, what where you worried about?” Then next time I have more confidence to face the next hurdle in my path.

It has also helped me to keep records of my to-do lists and what I’ve accomplished each day. Sometimes all the little things add up to big tasks accomplished. That explains my picture for today’s blog post. I have a vision and a short timeline in which I want to complete my next art quilt. It may not look like much to you, but I see success. I started it and what I tried to do worked out better than I expected. Its a small bite in my next big elephant.