Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sunday Sayings: With Each Day, Begin Again.

I returned from Alt full of energy and excitement, armed with a to do list for blog and for business over a mile long. Just over five weeks later, many to dos remain, and I'm finding myself playing armchair quarterback. "If this ..." or "If that ..." Sound similar?
Today not Yesterday Matters
Why bring this up? Because, when you're not feeling well, it's easy to get bogged down in negativity. I found myself looking at our expenses, our still packed moving boxes, my unfinished to do list from Alt, and so on, and beating myself up. "If I hadn't ..."
How do you push past tough weeks?
I had to stop myself. There's nothing I can do about what's past. I can take steps to change current behaviors, but I can't undo the past. Then today's saying came to me: "With each day, begin again." It's nothing revolutionary. In fact, it's something I struggle with a lot, and that I thought was important enough to be my first milepost on the road to The Good Life.
So, give yourself a break. Instead of spending time in "ifs," note any obvious lessons. For me, there are three culprits I can tackle: lack of prioritization, an overaggressive editorial calendar, and a still in flux daily routine. Once you've identified any lessons, move on. Spend that time with someone who matters to you or doing something that matters. Life is too short to waste.
After a week of being under the weather, I think I'm finally on the mend. So, things should be getting back back to regular here. Fingers crossed! Monday, I'll be sharing Gates' eleven month portrait. Wednesday, I'll be taking control of clutter; and Thursday, I'll be sharing how my HaveNotWant Challenge is going.
Ciao Bella!
Credits: All layouts designed by and images taken by Eden Hensley Silverstein for The Road to the Good Life. Sunday Sayings is a weekly series, published every Sunday, featuring an inspirational quote or a motto along with an anecdote of why I chose it.