Is a calendar a net for catching days?

“A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time.” ---Annie Dillard

When I was planning my wedding (and then the rest of my life) I felt like the busy-ness came in waves. Some days I found myself overwhelmed by the volume of tasks I had yet to complete, and I would feel perhaps I would get it all done. Other days would slink by slowly, the “hurry up and wait” vibe killing my spirit and making me wish the big day would just be tomorrow already.

When I’m anxious about a huge project, the best things I can do for myself are to write it all out, adding task after task to multiple lists and organizing everything until I can’t think of another thing to put down on paper.

When is the perfect time to freshen up your to do list? What if you commit to 5 minutes today? I admit, I am a big fan of paper and pen(cil). With that: I support your favorite way to capture your own list! So grab your notebook, Trello, 3x5 card, Evernote, whatever and just list 5 things that are buzzing around in your head.  

While you’re at it, get your free printable calendar, so you can pull your schedule together and take a deep breath. "You're doing it!"

Love ~ Gillian