Baby steps or big girl steps?

Yesterday was a rough day.  I was feeling as though a nagging gray fog had started following me, like Linus’ dirt cloud in the ‘Peanuts’ cartoons. Last night I took some positive baby steps in the right direction- taking my meds, contacting friends to ask them to pray, and getting to bed on time.

Last year I taped this quote at the very top of my computer monitor at work: “Smile, breathe, and go slowly.”  The words are from Thich Naht Hanh, a Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk. It helped me to remember that no matter how many things are in the “to do” pile or on the list, I can only do one thing at a time. Getting frantic about getting it all done will not help. Getting overwhelmed will not help.

Today I think it’s a day for taking more baby steps. Clean off the desk and tackle one file at a time. Put things away through the day rather than letting them pile up.  Take short breaks to walk around when the ‘brain fog’ gets really thick. Eat a healthy lunch. Breathe and center.

Baby steps today.