Put it in a Box

It’s on my days off that I often find myself socializing with family and friends but yet thinking about all of the things I need to be doing.  Well, everyone deserves a little time off once in a while!

The problem is that my To Do List is always hanging over my head and it’s hard to enjoy the moment.  So here’s what I do.  I take that To Do List and put it in a box, figuratively of course, and I wrap that box in the Sunday comic section and I put a ribbon around it and a bow on top and I put it on top of my refrigerator.  I’ll open it tomorrow morning.

Then tomorrow, after I open that box, I find an old paper bag, figuratively of course, and put all my anxiety and fear and feelings of inadequacy and all the other baggage that keeps me from getting my list done and I crumple it up and toss it in the recycle bin.  I’ll probably pull it out later just for nostalgia but maybe, just maybe, it will make it all the way to the recycling center this time.

Enjoy your weekend!