Monday, March 14, 2011
This week is absolutely nutty. Besides the time change, I have two presentations to write, papers to grade, a house to tidy, a Brownie trip to plan, a suitcase to pack, and sub plans to write. My to-do list is absolutely GINORMOUS! I find myself clenching my teeth and freaking out a little bit, worried I won't get everything finished before I leave for a conference on Wednesday afternoon.
What I need to do, instead of freaking out, is to breathe. I know I need to slow down and do the things I can and the other things will fall into place. I should go to a yoga class, or at the very least take a relaxing soak or hole up somewhere quiet.
When I sit down and look at that crazy list, I wonder why I am unable (unwilling, perhaps?) to delegate some of the things on my list to my colleagues or to my husband. Perhaps the key to fewer freak-outs is the willingness to give up some control.