8 May: Cause there's beauty in the breakdown..


Day 8, Wednesday: A piece of advice you have for others. Anything at all.

Stop.  Breathe.  Let it go.  Take another breath.  Carry on.

I'm really bad for getting myself wrapped up in things.  When things start to happen, one after another, I get wound up tighter and tighter and eventually, I just explode.

Stepping back to realize that all the people asking me to do stuff at work, all the things I commit myself to, all the things I want to do, all the things I need to do...  it doesn't matter.  (I mean, it does matter, but right then, it doesn't.) 

It matters more how I respond to the people asking me for stuff.  It doesn't matter how long it takes me to fulfill a request as long as I make sure that the person understands that I am working on giving them a solution, even if it isn't going to be immediate.  People would rather be patient with someone who is sane than work with someone who is losing their shiznit.  At least, that's what I believe.  And by the way, I'm way better at preaching this than practicing it.

In addition, prioritize.  Don't get caught up in the madness of having a list of things to do that will take a mabillion years to tackle.  Make a list.  Mark items off.  See your progress.  Be proud of the progress.  No matter how fast or slow, big or small, take pride in what you've accomplished.

Yeah, that's what she said.


Comments

  1. Oh boy. Letting go is so hard sometime's but when you finally do you feel so free. Why do we hang on to stuff that hurts us? I'll never know.

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  2. Stopping by from the link up! This is great advice, and something I definitely need to work on myself. Sometimes I just put too much weight in the small stuff.

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