2/22/2016: One

Today was just one of those days when a thousand things came together at once: prep for the week, writing my weekly newsletter, paperwork for our new digs, contract for an upcoming collaboration, the list just seemed to go on and on. I’ve been trying to practice this idea of one thing at a time this year where I focus on one single thing that has to get done every day (for instance, today’s was supposed to be the newsletter.) But what happens when you encounter a scenario where a lot of things really do become urgent? Where you have to juggle lots of things at one time? A few years ago, I think I would have had a total meltdown. I would have snapped at Jason, there may have been tears involved, almost certainly a migraine. But today? Today I was able to apply my same mantra, the one where I was to focus on one thing every day, and use that same blinding focus mentality with my to-do list. I kept repeating to myself, “I got this. One things at a time.” There are always going to be times in our lives where we find ourselves staring down the barrel of a loaded to-do list. Where we feel pulled in a million different directions. The key is staying calm and realizing that the only way things will get accomplished is if you put your head down and tackle them one thing at a time.