10 Nov How to Eat an Elephant …
Do you know how to eat an elephant? One piece at a time, of course! 🙂 I recently heard this somewhere and it has resonated with me. I find it a very good reminder that when tasks seem too BIG to tackle, just start with one step. Just ONE thing. I like that!
Practicing what I preach usually comes pretty easy for me because I have had to learn through my life story and all its challenges how to survive and keep making myself a priority. When taking a really hard look at why I am so very passionate about self-care, it is BECAUSE of my story that I am now doing what I do. Simple self-care has become such an essential part of my life.
I’ll be the first to admit that I am waaaaay far away from perfect and I am not afraid to fall flat on my face because I know that I can get up again and again. Recently, my anxiety has gotten the best of me and I have forgotten to practice what I preach. I have become overwhelmed with all that I want to accomplish both personally and professionally. It is all very exciting and I feel truly blessed and grateful, however, my typical modus operandum (my MO) is to duck and take cover, shut down, and not do anything. Honestly, all that accomplishes is an upsurge in my anxiety …. WHOOSH … there goes my anxiety level through the roof.
So, when this happens to you … your to-do list seems too long, or your p**p pile looms very large, or maybe your responsibilities seem more than you can handle … just remember the elephant and focus on doing one thing at a time.
(PS – no elephants were harmed during the writing of this blog. I like elephants. A pet elephant would be really cool and no, not interested in actually eating one.)