That’s me. Guilty, guilty, guilty. Sometimes, the best intentions are just that. Intentions. It takes follow-through if one wants to see positive results.
It’s interesting to note that in spite of all our modern conveniences–things our ancestors could only dream of–we still complain that there’s not enough time to get everything done. That’s where a little sloth comes in. I’m not advocating being consistently lazy here; it’s about setting priorities. No one can do everything, all of the time. We have to decide, each day, which things fall into the ‘must do’ category and do those first. When those are finished we look at the remainder in the same way. The important thing is that we leave room for recreation, for connecting with our loved ones. We should have a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day rather than feeling stressed out over what didn’t get done.
Take time to notice the good that surrounds you, the things you have to be grateful for (trust me, there’s more than you think!). Notice a new flower that’s opened. A bird in flight. A sunny day. The laughter of children. Find your peace amidst the chaos of everyday life. This is the path to happiness.