Last night at the step study meeting, my sponsor shared that things were a bit overwhelming at the moment. He has something coming up that is making him a bit anxious. His comments reminded me of the slogan First Things First.
That means to me:
I can take one thing at a time. And not overload myself with multitasking.
I can complete one task at a time and do that task with a sense of accomplishment and peace.
I can take one step at a time, one problem at a time and one day at a time.
I only have to do something for this day and not think about doing a task for a lifetime.
I can relax and be calm. Things get done when I choose to get them done. I don't have to be urgent. I can calmly decide to take one thing at a time.
"Unlike animals, we complicate what is very simple. The pain we face is never fair, so we need not waste time trying to understand the justice or injustice of it. Our problems may seem large or overwhelming from today's perspective. By tomorrow or next month most of them will be resolved in some way, and we may not even remember them. Our spiritual path teaches us to do first things first each day and not fret about the outcome. We turn outcomes over to the will of God." from Touchstones