Overwhelmed? Join the club! When I'm feeling stressed about how much I need to do, I try to remember to thank God for my life's complications. After all, if we were truly finished and had nothing to do, just think how boring life would be: no passion, purpose, or zest. That helps put things into perspective, but what about RIGHT NOW? Here's what I do: I try not to do everything all at once anymore. I pick the most important things. And then I break tasks down into little, bitty, manageable parts. Then I tackle them full force, asking for God's help in the process. Most importantly, I allow myself to feel good about little, bitty accomplishments, instead of nagging at myself about all I didn’t get done. I rest when the day is done. I no longer work incessantly into the night, as I did when I was younger. I take time to be with my family and friends. I sleep at least 7-8 hours every night. Somehow, the work gets done, and God only hands me as much as I can do, and no more.

- Norris Chumley

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