What to Do When You Have Too Much to Do

Everyone is busy busy busy these days, yes? I hear from all my friends about how overwhelmed they are and how there’s never enough time in the day ya da ya da. Well guess what? Overwhelm is just a feeling. Yep, think about it. It’s how we perceive things. Really we have total control over what we choose to do with our time, don’t we? Can anyone MAKE us do something we don’t want to do? Not really.

I am a big list maker. I write down all the things that are on my mind and then I feel better somehow because I got them out of my mind and onto a piece of paper. Then I can prioritize them and get to scratch them off. For some odd reason, scratching things off my list gives me a sense of pleasure. The thing is, the lists never end. There will ALWAYS be something to do, correct?

So, back to the overwhelm. It is all how we perceive our lives and our sense of control. If we think we are totally in control, we are deluding ourselves and that is a topic for another time. Things always come up unexpectedly. But we do have control over how we spend our time for the most part, yes?

It all boils down to our values. What is most important? When we are clear on what we really want in life then our decisions about how to spend our time become clear. It’s that simple, but also that complicated.

The rub is it takes time to get clear on what is important and what our values are. So there you have it. When we have too much to do, it may be time to take a step back, take a deep breath, and reevaluate our priorities. Eliminate the clutter and the unnecessary things and then relax and enjoy what is really important.

Love to hear your thoughts on this. Send me a note and I promise to write you back. Until next time, keep the faith and keep looking up!

What to Do When You Have Too Much to Do

Everyone is busy busy busy these days, yes? I hear from all my friends about how overwhelmed they are and how there’s never enough time in the day ya da ya da. Well guess what? Overwhelm is just a feeling. Yep, think about it. It’s how we perceive things. Really we have total control over what we choose to do with our time, don’t we? Can anyone MAKE us do something we don’t want to do? Not really.

I am a big list maker. I write down all the things that are on my mind and then I feel better somehow because I got them out of my mind and onto a piece of paper. Then I can prioritize them and get to scratch them off. For some odd reason, scratching things off my list gives me a sense of pleasure. The thing is, the lists never end. There will ALWAYS be something to do, correct?

So, back to the overwhelm. It is all how we perceive our lives and our sense of control. If we think we are totally in control, we are deluding ourselves and that is a topic for another time. Things always come up unexpectedly. But we do have control over how we spend our time for the most part, yes?

It all boils down to our values. What is most important? When we are clear on what we really want in life then our decisions about how to spend our time become clear. It’s that simple, but also that complicated.

The rub is it takes time to get clear on what is important and what our values are. So there you have it. When we have too much to do, it may be time to take a step back, take a deep breath, and reevaluate our priorities. Eliminate the clutter and the unnecessary things and then relax and enjoy what is really important.

Love to hear your thoughts on this. Send me a note and I promise to write you back. Until next time, keep the faith and keep looking up!

Front End Alignment

Every now and then I notice my car veering off to one side of the road. Even though I want to go straight, my car is pulling in another direction. “Oh my, looks like it’s time for an alignment”, I think to myself.

In a similiar way, my life can get out of alignment. What I think, say, and do all need to be congruent; that is, in alignment. If one area is out of balance, my direction will be skewed. For example, say I want to be thinner or get my finances in order, but I continue to eat or spend too much then this area is out of balance, and my actions are not in alignment with what I want. Or maybe I desire a closer relationship with the Lord, but I am out every night of the week – not congruent.

There are so many distractions and activities that pull us in different directions and it is very easy to get side-tracked from where we really want to go or be in life. When I find myself feeling frustrated or overwhelmed, it’s time to for a “front-end” alignment; time to check and see if my habits, choices, and activities all line up with my goals and values.

Where does faith come into the picture? Faith believes that God is guiding me and that when I spend time with Him, He will show me what’s really important, what needs to go and what changes I need to make. Then it’s up to me to cooperate and take action. So, friends, is it time for a “front-end alignment” in your life?

Front End Alignment

Every now and then I notice my car veering off to one side of the road. Even though I want to go straight, my car is pulling in another direction. “Oh my, looks like it’s time for an alignment”, I think to myself.

In a similiar way, my life can get out of alignment. What I think, say, and do all need to be congruent; that is, in alignment. If one area is out of balance, my direction will be skewed. For example, say I want to be thinner or get my finances in order, but I continue to eat or spend too much then this area is out of balance, and my actions are not in alignment with what I want. Or maybe I desire a closer relationship with the Lord, but I am out every night of the week – not congruent.

There are so many distractions and activities that pull us in different directions and it is very easy to get side-tracked from where we really want to go or be in life. When I find myself feeling frustrated or overwhelmed, it’s time to for a “front-end” alignment; time to check and see if my habits, choices, and activities all line up with my goals and values.

Where does faith come into the picture? Faith believes that God is guiding me and that when I spend time with Him, He will show me what’s really important, what needs to go and what changes I need to make. Then it’s up to me to cooperate and take action. So, friends, is it time for a “front-end alignment” in your life?