Tuesday, January 1, 2013

one step at a time

Sometimes everything is too much. Dishes need washing, bills need to be paid, you have dreams too big and vast that seem impossible to grasp, belly fat needs to go away, lonely socks can't find their partners, dust bunnies keep coming back and closets keep messing themselves up.
its just too much. all the time....
if you think of it that way. 

I think often we just keep adding to our big ball of stress. its just gets bigger and bigger. then we feel overwhelmed and feel like we can't do anything. We can't separate it all. So we just feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxiety stricken.

The one thing I love about having young children is that I learn so much from just watching them. Watching them fall, try, and figure things out.

Things I've learned from my kids this week about my big ball of stress:

if you fall, get up
if you need help, ask for it
if you fail, cry about it..then forget about it
do one thing at a time
voice your opinion
don't let people make you do things you don't want to
protect what is yours
laugh freely
take naps
take one step at a time

and when you really don't know what to do. ask someone who does.