Toe Hold

I made myself a list. It’s been a while since I’ve done this- the major tasks of my life have been urgent enough lately that they have been taking all my focus and there seemed to be little risk of forgetting to do them, but yesterday things slowed down enough that I began to dwell on The Small Stuff that had gotten neglected. None of these tasks were huge: getting a birthday card in the mail, changing the litter in the cat box, clearing my drawing board, etc. But there were enough of them that I was feeling overwhelmed.

The list is three columns long on a sheet of legal paper, if that gives you any indication of the volume.

I told myself I’d make an effort to cross one thing off each evening, and so far so good: I felt motivated enough last night to grind a task or two off the list and I already feel a sense of relief. Sometimes just getting that first toe hold is the most difficult part.

~ by Gwydhar Gebien on March 12, 2019.

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