Don’t Let Worry Get The Best of You

October 4, 2017

You know those days when your workspace or bedroom or apartment is covered by clothing and books and shoes? This week has definitely been one of those weeks when things are literally piling up, and things have been discarded everywhere. (Here’s a little secret: the picture on the last post was taken in a very messy bedroom. You gotta do, what you gotta do!) The mess may be because of the long travel weekend (totally worth it, btw), but I think it’s also a reflection of where my mind is at. AKA: Not ready to clean, and perfectly content with focusing more on school and blogging and spending time with people. My messy room is also a sign of trying to fit in so much during the week while definitely not having or making enough time to get things done, but sometimes it’s also a sign of how worried I am.

I’ve always compared how clean my bedroom is with how organized and fully functioning my brain is.

The messier my room-the more disorganized I may feel. 

Somehow, my messy room is me compartmentalizing things: I’m putting more focus and work on other things that are more important at the moment.

It’s all about balance, right?

So you’re probably wondering, what’s your point, Caitlin?

Well, my point is this: sometimes it’s okay to put some things to the side in order to get other things done.

It's okay to put some things on your to-do list aside, and make room for what's really important. Click To Tweet

Lately, I have been letting worry seep in. I’ve been worried about so many things. Big things-like taking care of my family after a death in the family. And small things-like worrying about whether or not my bed is made in the morning. (This is one thing that gets under my skin if I don’t do it, silly-yes.)

Sometimes I get so caught up in my to-do lists that I forget that life isn’t meant for worrying so much about what to-do. Instead, I need to just let things go. 

So, instead of accomplishing my to-do list, Ryan and I set aside all of the to-dos and set off in to the mountains a few weeks ago, to see some Fall foliage and seek some reprieve from the stress of the week.

It turned out to be the best thing we could have done.

The leaves were at their peak. The world was quiet and still in the mountains, and spending time with someone you care about makes a whole lotta difference.

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It was the best feeling to just stop and take a look around while driving up Guanella Pass. Besides-there’s something that comes with Fall, and having time to appreciate this sweet, short season is pretty magical.

The days are getting shorter, and it’s good to remember that we need to take time to take care of ourselves.

As days get shorter-we need to remember to take time to take care of ourselves. Click To Tweet

I hope you get the opportunity this Fall to take time to step aside from your worries and cares and appreciate the season and those around you. It really is worth it!


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