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“I’m good at keeping this up for a while, but not consistently.”

Yup, that’s it in a nutshell.  That’s the problem I have with everything. I can use notebooks, white boards, post-it notes, calendars, timers…..for awhile. But then eventually I forget to look at the white board. Then I’ll look at it and read my reminders think “oh, yeah, I have to do that” and maybe update a couple of things…..then forget all about it again.  It’s the same with sticking to a diet or excercize routine or a schedule for doing house work.

The perspective certainly does help, realizing that it’s not the end of the world and things could be worse. But the reality is, though we feel bad for the family living in fear in Afghanistan, or the homeless guy freezing out in the cold, it doesn’t change our lives, our circumstances. And our struggles are real and they are having a real effect on our lives.

So it’s important not to belittle ourselves and keep perspective in our everyday life as well. It’s not the end of the world if  you forget to return a library book. And foot-in-mouth disease is not fatal. Neither is embarrassment. By not worrying so much about the little stuff you free up more space in your brain for the things that are truly important.