The holidays are over. Most of us, myself included, are back at work with a full year in front of us. I woke up this morning feeling a little overwhelmed. I, like many, have lots of goals for 2017. I want to be healthier, more active, more engaged and to choose joy in all situations, just to name a few. I am sure that you have your list as well. Today, I woke up feeling like I had to accomplish all of them TODAY!! I woke up feeling like I am already behind. So, instead of getting all panicking and weird I decided to live out one of my goals for the year and have a few minutes of quiet time before I do anything else. I made myself a cup of coffee, sat in my favorite chair, opened my Bible and read in the stillness of the morning.
After one cup of coffee and a few minutes of reading I took out my goal journal for the year, and wrote. I wrote something similar to what I just wrote above for you. I wrote that I was feeling like I needed to get it all done right now and how I was feeling a little crazy. I dumped my feelings on the page and after I was finished writing I felt a lot better. I realized how silly it was to put so much pressure on myself to get a year's worth of goals done in a day, week or even month. After writing I wrote three things in my journal and if you are feeling the same way I felt this morning I hope they comfort you the same way they comforted me.
Focus. Breathe. Do one thing at a time.