Just looking at my calendar for the month of September stresses me out! I have something planned every weekend. From running my first quarter marathon, to attending a friend’s wedding, to roadtripping to Kansas, to ziplining, to traveling to Ireland for a missions trip……my life for the next month is jam packed!
I was thinking just the other day how looking at the big picture can sometimes stress you out. Like looking at the whole pie that you are trying to eat (I have no idea why you would ever eat a whole pie but play along with the analogy) would seem very daunting. Logically, it only makes sense then to divide the pie up into individual slices and eat them one at a time.
The pie analogy really saved me from getting stressed out. It reminded me that I need to take not only the month of September one day at a time, but life in general. As a twenty something, it can be so easy to fall into the trap of looking at the whole pie. Your mind races with all the things you need to accomplish by this age and that year. There’s so many places to travel and people to meet. So much to get done and seemingly never enough time. You’ve got to climb the ladder at work and reach a set level of success in your head. Well here’s a thought…..Slow down champ! Remember to breathe.
Twenty Something Advice (for Anybody):
“Take life on life’s terms- one day at a time. And have fun while you’re doing it.” Joe Perry
Sometimes as twenty somethings, it becomes so easy to stay busy that you forget to stop and smell the roses. We get so busy in the new chapter called adulthood that we forget the adolescent bliss that comes with just enjoying the moment we are in. Enjoy the moment. Seize the day.
Don’t be busy just to be busy. Busyness is draining. Busyness is a distraction. Be productive. Be effective. Make the most of your time. And enjoy that slice of pie while you’re eating it!