Normally, I'm a prettry organized frog but there are days, like today, when all of my planning just seems to go out the window. After a restful night, I was late getting up and tidying around the ol' lily pad, putting my normal reoutine a bit behind schedule. After my morning gulp of swamp juice and catching a few bugs for breakfast, I thought that I was caught up and could get myself back on-track. Boy Howdy... was I ever wrong! The phone started ringing and about the same time, I got a Skype call from overseas. Then, a friend dropped by unexpectedly for a visit and neighbors were making such a racket that I couldn't hear myself think. All of my previously scheduled projects and time schedule just fell by the wayside. I felt a little overwhelmed, like I was hopping around in circles. But then the activity stopped and all of a sudden, I could hear the silence. It was deafening. So how did I get myself back on schedule? I didn't. I did nothing. I let all of the information overload from the morning seep in, then I fixed myself a nice cup of tea and just sat. After I had rested and regrouped, as they say, I took a look at my to-do list. I had been worrying and fretting about nothing; there was absolutely nothing urgent or necessary on that paper. Nothing that couldn't easily be rescheduled. I breathed a big sigh of relief. I prioritized a few things and then set about the rest of my day at a much more leisurely pace. The lesson learned is this: schedules are meant to change. They're not set in stone and it's OK to let disruptions happen without freaking out. We all get so caught up in our lives that we sometimes forget that living live is what's most important. The world didn't come to a screeching halt because I didn't get this blog posted as early as I like to or becauseI was late signing in to my online class. Being OK with whatever happens...going with the flow...makes life infinitely easier. Stress and worry are difficult, time-consuming, and accomplish nothing constructive. So the next time you have a hectic day and your projects don't get completed, remember that it's OK to sit there, relax for a bit and pick up where you left off. As the Dharma Frog is fond of saying..."Don't just sit there, do nothing."
Land of Lily Pad's first published author. I enjoy writing fun and educational books for kids. My blog is for you parents; the kiddos might like some of them, too. As always, everything I write is family-friendly, so don't hesitate to share my messages with everyone. I hope you find them helpful and maybe even inspirational. Cheers!