I’m sure many of you reading this in cyberspace have felt similar to how I feel today – that the day is flying by so fast that it’s hard to remain in control of all that you have to do. When that happens, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and find yourself rushing through things on your to-do list, or even neglecting some altogether.
When I worry about finishing all I need to do, I often email my mother who responds without fail with the same advice: “one thing at a time.” It’s good advice, and is similar to the words of St. Therese of Lisieux (a cloistered French nun who died in her 20s) who is famous for her “little way.” In her journal, which was published after her death, she wrote about doing small things with great love. Focusing on the small tasks and giving them the same attention and care as the big tasks is a good way to keep control of the day.
Is there any advice that you have received over the years that helps you remain in control of a hectic day?