The other day Christopher invited me to go somewhere with him in a few days. When he asked me, my mind was in task mode, and it was hard for me to switch over to relational mode. My reply was delivered with a sigh in my voice. My poor husband was disappointed by my unenthusiastic response.
The fact of the matter is that I was feeling a little overwhelmed because I didn't have my to do list straight in my head. I was tired and thinking about all the stuff I wanted to work on, even though I wasn't planning on working on it that same day.
The next day's to do list was creeping into my evening.
Solutions I am exploring for this repeated problem are:
- make a to do list so that my head feels clear
- set the list aside
- realize that I don't need to worry about tomorrow's tasks today
- be present
- focus more on the important people in my life and my connection with them, than on being productive
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow,
for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Will you join me in saying no to creepy lists?