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Guilt-Free Catch Up

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Guilt-Free Catch Up

Things get left behind.

No, I don’t mean THAT kind of left behind. I am talking about how you are busy, and I am busy and some things just don’t get done. It weighs on us. It leaves us feeling like inadequate losers. Okay, that is a little strong… but only a little. Overflowing to-do lists that carry over, day after day, because we can’t get it all done leave us feeling heavy, drained, and overwhelmed.

Today, I’m giving you a free pass. It is “Guilt-Free-Catch-Up Day!” Take some time–as much or as little time as you can spare, and dedicate it to wiping out the dread you feel around old, incomplete tasks. What to do? Anything old that feels heavy – run errands, return calls, pay bills, clean out the email inbox – whatever you need to do to lighten your load.

For example, sometimes my inbox gets out of control. It is where I hold things I still need to act on and normally, I start to get sort of antsy when if it gets above 25. If I’m not careful, it creeps up and this morning, I had 105 emails in my inbox! Here is the problem… I give up a little piece of energy every time I check email or think about someone I need to connect with electronically. The bigger the number of emails, the bigger the piece of energy lost with each physical (or mental) inbox encounter.

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Christy Diane Farr

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4:13PM PDT on Jul 30, 2011

great article, thanks :)

8:56PM PDT on Jun 19, 2011

wonderful post! how very timely for me, thank you.

7:14PM PDT on Jun 16, 2011

I like to do this as well! Makes you feel so much "lighter".

11:38AM PDT on Jun 9, 2011

I always love what you write. *LOVE*

8:53AM PDT on Jun 7, 2011

dawn w. I am so with you and I do find the indormation so intersting.

4:54PM PDT on Jun 6, 2011

I'm having trouble keeping up with all these care2 newsletters.Geez,it's like an avalanche.Only reason I don't just delete them all is because I'm trying to earn butterfly credits to do some good.But I'm so behind!

7:04AM PDT on Jun 6, 2011

Great idea! Thanks for the pass. I think most everyone could use one.

11:33AM PDT on Jun 5, 2011

great idea. thanks.

7:00AM PDT on Jun 4, 2011

It's the old "one day at a time" message that is true for many of us-so today I'll take your free pass and do catch-up on just 1 item that has been nagging me for a long time. Thanks for the suggestion!

3:00AM PDT on Jun 3, 2011

Great article, thank you!

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