Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Overwhelming deadlines, deadlines, deadlines!

Since I got back from Korea for an international conference last week of July, I got so much piled up work to do. Oh, deadlines, deadlines, deadlines! But life is full of them. How can we get away from the reality of meeting due dates in the household, in the workplace or even in the community we live in? We have bills and kids' tuition fees to pay on time, bank accounts to update, paperwork to submit, meetings to attend, etc. etc. But it's all learning what to prioritize and keeping a calendar. What I do is, I write all my to-do schedules in my desk calendar and place it right beside my computer. In that way, I am always reminded of what to do.

But there are times that we feel overwhelmed with deadlines bouncing off each other. Last week, for example, I missed a scheduled once-a-year free pap-smear because I got mountain ranges of deadlines to meet that even excellent prioritizing skills didn't seem to work anymore . My spirit was willing but my flesh was already weak.  Oh, I can prioritize things for others but I simply forget something important for myself! That's often the case. But then, I also see to it that when I accomplish tough things within my deadlines, I usually reward myself, say, go some relaxing places or simply dine out with hubby dear, my best friend ever. Let's, of course, be kind to ourselves no matter what. Well, I'm writing this blog as a journal for myself to set off my mixed up feelings with too many deadlines set for this week. And I just inspire myself with this thought, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Philippians 4: 13).

Okay, back to work NOW to beat the red lights of the day! First things first on top of my head and I should enjoy every bit of a thing I do to block stress off.

"Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must".  ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


kimmy said...

I can SO RELATE to that, girl! now I realized how we should have enjoyed life to the FULLEST when we were young, nobody could have made us believe that life is going to be THIS difficult when we get old :) left you a KI$$, girl! hope i get one back, thanks!

by the way, do you mind checking out on Loveless?

nice A said...

so you can relate with me, kimmy. but even when we were young when we were still studying, life was already full of deadlines so it's all up to our perspective on how we look at things. no matter what, full of deadlines or not, it's our choice to whether or not to enjoy. still, i choose to enjoy despite my overwhelming deadlines.
i'll be visiting you back, girl, promise and kiss you back! mwahh

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