Sometimes I write my blog post titles and think, Well, now no one needs to read the actual post. This might be one of those times.
It's easy for me to feel a little panicked with the Monday dawn. Sometimes the whole being-a-PhD-student-thing accompanied by the married-woman-thing and the volunteer-advocate-thing with a heavy helping of the being-a-grownup-thing is a tad on the overwhelming side. Sometimes I want to scream, WHO GAVE ME ALL THESE THINGS?? THERE ARE TOO MANY THINGS!
In an occasional fit of panic, I call my mother who gives me the advice I now know by heart. It's very good advice. And very comforting to a worried worrier like me.
"Just do the next thing," she says. "Not ALL the things. Just the next one."
So today, I am trying to focus on "just the next thing."
What about you? What helps you cope when you're feeling overwhelmed?