Yesterday I failed to wake up early and get all the stuff done that I needed to do before my family and I left to spend the day at Silver Dollar city with friends. Not gonna lie, I felt a bit guilty. Here I was spending a day playing, while work sat waiting for me at home. And that was all true for sure, but that is only one way to look at it.
The other way to look at it is this: I was building relationships, getting exercise, taking a break (important for health), and I spent the whole day outside, enjoying the beautiful day that God blessed us with.
So, I may not of got everything on my to do list done, or gotten up early, but the day was not a wast in any way.
I think that we all tend to look at our unfinished to do list, which leads to stress, anxiety, etc. instead of the little things that we did get done.
It all depends on how you look at it. You can see the unfinished to do list, or you can see the little things. Like, you got out of bed, brushed you teeth, ate breakfast, or made your bed, talked to a friend, did the dishes, watered your plants, etc. They all sound like little insignificant everyday things, but they add up! And, believe it or not, they are all important. So take pride in doing them! There is always tomorrow for the bigger things!
I might not have gotten up early, worked out, and got to work, but I had fun with my friends and family. Both of which are very important to me. And I never want life to take away from time with them. So no regrets!
And guess what?! I got up this morning at 5, worked out, read my bible, had coffee while listening to a sermon, and I am now writing this post while listed to some music. Yep, I had my break, and now I’m back on track with my schedule.
Which I think is also important. Yes, don’t beat yourself up and get stressed over not getting your every looming list done, and take pride in the little accomplishments, but don’t use this as an excuse to never get your list done.
That is not what I’m saying!
I believe in the 80, 20, rule when it comes to food. 80% Healthy, 20% junk. I think the same can be said for everyday doings.
80% work, and being productive in a big way, and 20% play,and just doing the little things.
And they are both equally important! You need both to get 100%!
Comment what you think of applying the 80, 20 rule to this!
Have an amazing day!!