When I am overwhelmed, I realize it’s because I’m trying to tackle too large of a project. I am intimidated by how much I have to do and my natural reaction is to shut down, which makes the problem worse. Today, I will find one small thing I can do on a project I’ve been delaying. I will not commit to any more than one step. Then, I will tackle it with all the skills and talents I have, realizing it’s better to move forward slowly than not at all.
No task is too large, when broken down into small steps.
Note: this one in a series of “Striving for Imprefection” Affirmations aimed at helping get past the scourge of perfectionism that holds us back. You can find all affirmations here.