I am currently working on knitting a pair of 100% cotton toe socks for my sweetheart. This project is coming really slow, but it is also really relaxing for me so I am not minding. And, since I don't have to worry about him outgrowing them before they are done, I have no added stress to complete them asap!
I am currently reading The Heart of Goodness by Jo Ann Larsen. Definitely not a sit down and read right through kind of book. Lots of food for thought. Today I have had lots of extra kids and a thought that I read last night from this book has stayed with me. She discussed a concept written by Stephen Covey about clocks and compasses. "The clock" is our commitments, appointments, schedules, goals, everything on our to-do lists. "The compass" is our vision, values, principles, mission, what is really important to us. Jo Ann said, "Most of us run by the clock.... rather than by the compass."
This has helped me a lot today. I have been amazed that many of the clock tasks have still managed to get done, and yet I am not as stressed as I anticipated.
Hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping. -Dari