Prioritizing Importance

There is only so much we can accomplish in a day. As long as we have used our time wisely and have not squandered it, we should not be hard on ourselves for tasks left undone. If we have prioritized well, the things we were unable to get to were the least important anyway. We…

For Joy

It is okay to enjoy something purely for the sake of itself. There is a lot in this life that we must do. There is a lot that requires us to be practical, efficient, frugal, prudent, and disciplined. Not everything we do has to have some underlying reason, purpose, or motive, however. Some things we…

Starting At Home (Effecting Change)

We cannot be all things to all people and still be effective. We all want this world to be a better place for ourselves, our families, and our loved ones. We want the future to be better than the past. We want to leave this life knowing that it is better for us having been…

Self-Management Over Stress-Management

Stress is misdirected energy. Stress is energy directed inward that would be more usefully directed toward that which we want to accomplish, achieve, or affect. This does not mean that we should displace our stress outwardly. Stress directed outwardly tends to manifest as anger, frustration, and all other forms of counterproductive negativity. By the time…

Progress Over Completion

We cannot control all aspects of life, nor should we expect ourselves to be able to. A lot of things come at us from day to day, probably more than we can effectively address, manage, or resolve. That is okay. Trying to solve every perceived problem, complete every task, and make progress in every direction…