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As I’m writing this, I’m in shock. I was busy checking things off of my things to do list when appointments and planning for the upcoming holidays completely threw me off my schedule.

That’s why this is late. Yikes! I let the ball drop. And I’ve been doing that a lot lately.

It is a great lesson for me. Recently, an illness has made it difficult for me to keep up. While I’m usually on top of things, once an A student, someone who despises procrastination and has a strong passion for getting everything done, I realized that I just can’t do it all anymore.

But maybe that’s a good thing.

It’s teaching me about the importance of making mistakes, being imperfect and accepting where I am now instead of comparing where I was in the past.

I might not be able to do as much, but maybe I can find solace in doing less.

Next week is Christmas. And for some of you that may mean rushing around to buy last minute gifts, attending holiday parties and struggling to get it all done.

I hope that you will read this and let just one ball drop. Maybe you too will learn that letting things go, doing one thing less, being just a little bit imperfect, won’t make the world stop.

In fact, maybe you will realize accepting yourself is more important than anything else on your to do list.

Idina Menzel on Embracing Your Uniqueness

(The Creative Mind) – Feel like an odd ball? Do you hate that you stick out like a sore thumb? This post will show you why being different and unique are a good thing.

You Are Not Your Worry

(360 of Mindful Living) – Hallelujah for this post! It’s all about separating your thoughts from reality. Read it and you will feel less worried.

Holiday Escapes Without Travel

(Healing Together for Couples) – Is the holiday season starting to overwhelm you? Make your escape without having to go anywhere. Read these practical tips on how to find peace and relaxation wherever you are.

Applying the Tetris Effect to Change Your Life

(Mindfulness & Psychotherapy) – A unique perspective to approaching your life. If you’ve ever loved Tetris (didn’t we all?) and also wished your life would fall into place, then you’ll also love this post.

ADHD Work Panic: Will I Make It ‘Til Christmas?

(ADHD from A to Zoë) – This is a pertinent question for anyone working during the holiday season. But how about working retail during the Christmas rush and dealing with ADHD? Guess you’ll have to read this post to find out how this story turns out.

 


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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 17 Dec 2010
    Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.

APA Reference
Uyemura, B. (2010). Best of Our Blogs: December 17, 2010. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 21, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2010/12/17/best-of-our-blogs-december-17-2010/

 

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