Friday, June 21, 2013
I don't think I've ever been so thankful to see 5:00 roll around than I was today. Work was so busy! I couldn't get everything done and was thinking about bringing things home to finish on the weekend. These "things" don't need to be completed until next Monday but they were bugging me--almost to the point of tears because I just couldn't get them done. People kept bringing me more and more things to do with higher priority. Ugh...
And then I thought to myself...STOP! Take a deep breath and let it out. I don't have to finish everything all the time. The stuff that was due by today got done. Why work myself up over stuff that I have an entire week to fit into my schedule? So, I did just that. I stacked everything into a nice, tidy pile and placed it to the back of my desk. Then I grabbed my purse and marched out the door when the clock chimed 5 bells!
I learned something today. I am just too darn hard on myself. I got tons of work done today and I should be proud of that. I AM NOT superwoman. Sometimes it is OKAY not to finish. I have to take the time to breathe. I matter. I'm important. And if I allow the stress to eat at me, I will be miserable.
On another positive note...usually on Fridays my husband and I go out for dinner. (and not for good-for-you-food, either! I got home tonight and he was waiting...after sitting home all afternoon doing nothing...waiting to do our usual thing. (he could have made dinner, for heaven's sake!) Well, I chose Culvers where I had a lovely grilled chicken and spring greens salad. I don't think he was happy--but I'm doing this FOR ME!