When thinking of work it is easy to get into ‘overwhelm mode’ where we look at all the things we have not done and then project into the future an endless task list. This type of thinking is not abnormal, it is simply a byproduct of the logical mind’s attempt to navigate and control a seemingly chaotic reality.
Yes, there are things we must do during our day. Yes, those things can pile up. But the reality is that we can only do one thing at a time, and in that there is a great deal of simplicity.
Do one thing to completion, then do the next thing. Calm yourself into the moment. Make each activity in your day a celebration of being alive! Focus only on what you can do NOW, and let go of any past or future worries.
If you can do this you will find that everything gets done…there is no need to worry. Frantic planning or prognostication will only make the ‘now’ unpleasant and stressful.
I find it helpful, and much more fun, to simply write down the things I need to accomplish and then take one at a time, with complete focus. When I do this I find myself not only more productive, but also more completely involved in my work.
Stay in the NOW! What can you do in THIS MOMENT that will move you forward?