I was reading blogs (no, seriously, I actually found time this mornng to read a few blogs!) and found this over at The Seated View: she had recently written that
Each of us can only do the best we can do on any given day.
Not only that, but
Each of us can only do as much as we can do on any given day.
And while I try to hold those things in my mind, I also try to remind myself that the best I can do on day one is not going to be the same as the best I can do on day two. I can't do as much when I'm tired, or sick, or hungry as I can when I'm alert, happy, healthy and well (but not over-) fed. (Furthermore, this applies to everyone around me).Of course, that goes along with the concept that if I do the best I can do every day, and with everything I do, then I need never look back with regret. Those tenets are not ways to let myself slack off; they're ways to remind myself that ... well...
... not everything is priority one, and that it's okay if things aren't done perfectly (after all, a shoddily vacuumed carpet still has less cat hair in it than an unvacuumed carpet), and it's okay if it's not all finished today. After all,
"Believing everything on your list is absolutely crucial is the first sign of an impending physical breakdown."