I know the feeling all to well of dread when my "to do list" gets longer than my arm! That feeling of being overwhelmed with things to do and not having time to do the things that i actually want to do! The pressure that this 'to do list' brings hangs over my head and create's feelings of dread as well as leaving me feeling like I am locked in a cycle of 'ground hog day'. Basically, I got fed up with living that way. Being controlled by my 'to do list' was something that depleted my soul and made life feel more like a chore than something I actually enjoyed living. I woke up and re-evaluated my priorities. I realised that the clock was ticking by and I asked myself "did I want to reflect back on my life seeing myself being a slave to my 'to do list' or did I want to live my life?" Of course I chose the latter. And now things pileup, but they a longer effect me the way they used too. I would much rather feel peace, relaxed and smile than to be controlled by something that is empty and fruitless. That does not say that I don't enjoy an organised and tidy home, because I very much do - especially being a Virgo! It just means I no longer let it control me and I put my well-being first. A shift that took me years to mentally get my head around and physically grasp but was one that was well worth it.
Criticism breaks down the inner spirit. Praise builds it up. Praise yourself as much as you can. Tell yourself how well you are doing with every little thing.
Life Coach Southampton