within hours in the same day!
Sometimes I actually feel that these attacks come in bunches—one on top of another. It is exhausting; it takes so much effort to sift through the urgencies and stay with the important items at hand.
I know that I really consciously focus on the approaching day. I usually sit down the night or week before I have something major to do and map out a flexible plan. I like to have structure to my day or week but there has to be a way for me to adjust to situations or emergencies that may arise. I know from experience I cannot be‘locked’ into a schedule. But sometimes life’s upheavals fuels “fires;” they come when I least expect them. And I have to decide: do I handle the crucial or foremost issues? If I choose the former, I have no control over my time. If I choose the latter, I am regulating or prioritizing my focus. I have to really think about what is important not urgent even though fire has the potential to cause physical and emotional damage; the latter of which is stress.
However, it is also interesting that while fire has the ability to injure, to cause major damage, and destroy life, it can also stimulate growth which is a positive benefit. So, instead of stressing over “the several days that are attacking me at once,” I choose to use my “flames”to become inflamed with passion and get excited about what I am doing so nothing interferes with my mission.
How are you handling your “one day at a time” when “several days attack you at once?”