DO WHAT YOU CAN

Have you ever felt super overwhelmed? Felt like there was so many things to do, you didn't know where to start?

I've been there. Is it okay if I share a few things that have been working for me?

Cuz here's the thing, I was feeling overwhelmed in a MAJOR way Thursday/Friday. I didn't work for two weeks which is just a HUGE blessing because I still got a paycheck and didn't have to worry about being away from my family during a hard time. But coming back I have felt this {self imposed} pressure to jump right back in where I left off! Except coming back I had over 99 messages in my inbox, tons of texts, and tons of thank you cards that I wanted to write to everyone who has been so mindful of us. And of course with the new year there's all these things I wanted to do with my team and coaches and family to start the year off with a bang! Laundry, cleaning, kids, there's a lot I want to be doing right now!

So Thursday morning I did what I know how to do, I stared at my computer for a few hours, not sure where to start. Lol.

Luckily I have been listening to The Happiness Advantage. A book I want to make required reading for my team, it's so so good! By pure 'LUCK' the chapter I heard Thursday afternoon gave me great advice.

The author shared the story of Zorro and how he became a master by mastering only the things within a small circle, and slowly expanding. The author shared how he took this principle to work with hoarders and help them clean up their spaces. Even a business man who felt overwhelmed by the thousands of emails he had ignored and wanted to tackle. The principle is to channel all your efforts on small manageable goals I gain leverage to gradually conquer bigger and bigger goals. One zorro circle at a time.

So I did the same. I wrote out EVERYTHING there was to do to "catch up" on life. And figured I could handle this in groups of five. That felt manageable.

So each day I've been writing out my current to-do list and then I allow myself to grab five things off the "catch up on life" list.

With work I am responding to current texts and messages, plus taking five messages sent during the two weeks in the hospital and responding to those. Same with emails- five extra. Same with hand written cards- five a day.

So if you messages me during those two weeks, know you WILL hear from me. As I take this five at a time.

Because this is doing what I can, with what I have, with where I am at right now.

If you're feeling overwhelmed with something in your life, hopefully this helps you too! Focus on small manageable things and grow from there! The zorro circle, I swear it works!