Sunday, March 20, 2011

Queen of Procrastination

I just had my birthday a few weeks ago and I was thinking to myself that I need to make some changes in my life. Yes, the same things I've been needing to change for awhile now. I'm forty-something and I'm going to be married for 25 yrs. next month and I have a 16 year old daughter. I need to take care of myself better. I need to take pride in my home. I need to be more active. I need to spend quality time with my family.

These are overwhelming things to think about all at once. Every time I think of doing something that I should be doing, I put my head in the sand and retreat. My husband keeps on telling me that I need to take baby steps. Just do a little at a time. But when I try, I lose focus and end up trying to do too many things at once and then it's a mess. I guess I need some accountability. I was going to share my secret shame, but I don't think I'm brave enough yet. All I want is to have some semblance of order, so it can help put order in my life. It's a fact that chaos begets chaos. I'm scared of failure...

1 comment:

Songbirdtiff said...

I get easily overwhelmed, too. And, I'm terrible about thinking about everything at once, my mind just snowballs! When I start to get stressed or panicy, I try to remind myself just to focus on the task at hand. Just one thing at a time. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, but it's better than nothing!