One Thing

There’s not many things we can control in life, despite our Lizard Brain wanting to be the all-powerful lord of our lives.

Sometimes all we can control is one thing in our day.

And sometimes, that needs to be enough.

I’ve been struggling with “over-planning” for a long time. Whether it’s my days, weeks or weekends. I set my expectations too high and reach a point where I feel like I can’t and don’t want to do anything. 

I felt like that last Saturday, when I over-scheduled my “weekend off” until I became paralysed by what I had to do. I managed to turned what I love to do on the weekend – namely baking and cooking for my loved ones – into stress.

By Sunday, I was exhausted, stressed and didn’t want to get out of bed in the morning. I had “failed” my Saturday in my mind (how do you even “fail” a day-off?). 

So on Sunday, I did the one thing that I could control. The weather was terrible outside and it rained all day, so I decided to rearrange my bedroom.

I was helped by my family, once again reminding me that we can’t do many things alone and don’t need to.

What one thing can you control today? Will you do it alone?

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