Monday, January 14, 2013

Doing it right: The Best Thing to do

I struggle a lot with knowing what the right thing to do is, and knowing whether I did the right thing after.  It causes me a lot of anxiety, and often stops me from accomplishing anything, in turn leaving me even more frustrated and overwhelmed.  So my new motto for the week is: The best thing to do is Something.

And with that in mind, I did all this right.
  1. I emptied my dishwasher and tidied up my kitchen, getting the flat surfaces mostly cleared off.
  2. I put on an audiobook and folded two loads of laundry.
  3. When my baby insisted on being held, I held her.
  4. When my toddler said "No butter jelly" after asking for it, I didn't freak out.  I just put it in a tupperware and got her some yogurt.
  5. I wrote in my journal, even though I didn't think I had anything to say.
  6. I'm publishing this blog post without stopping to worry if it's deep or meaningful or Important.


  1. It IS important--you know why? Because you're doing a better job than you think, and writing these seemingly small things down hopefully gave you a little boost. And now I'm here, cheering for you and reminding you that you're totally awesome. :)

    Thanks for linking up!

  2. I can so relate to wanting to know what the right thing to do is. You are so brave. Just do something, and the anxiety will lessen. It may still be there, but it is a mild buzz instead of a roar.

    I am so proud that you published this post. I know it is a challenge for you to just publish it without overthinking it. Keep writing. You are doing a great job. Sending you love, coffee and chocolate.

  3. Oh man, blog posts are supposed to be deep, meaningful and important?! Please disregard basically all of my posts then! ;)

    For what it is worth, I think you are knocking this whole mother of two thing out of the park!

  4. Yes, the best thing to do is SOMETHING! I often don't start either b/c I feel overwhelmed or less than perfect. If I looked at my accomplishments, I'd probably find I really did a lot.