Over the weekend, I had an opportunity to accompany my sister to visit a friend of hers in the hospital -- initially, I must admit that I thought this was so unfair of her to ask me to go with her when we both knew that it would be hours of me just sitting there, waiting. I could just drive her there and pick her back up!
Obviously, she needed more than that so I geared up for the hours of waiting I knew was ahead of me. Unless I am giving birth or welcoming a new baby into the world, I DO NOT Like Visiting Hospitals!
We loaded up with hot pretzels and cheese, water and mango candy and a book tucked into my tote and headed off to Westchester Medical's Trauma Unit to visit my sister's friend. I went in briefly with my sister to support her and then took my seat in the "family" waiting room. For the next 3
hours I sat with no computer, no kids, no phones ringing off the hook, no interruptions. Sure, I had my smart phone but somehow tweeting did not seem appropriate at that moment. I reached into my tote and pulled out my book "It's About Time, Time Management Tips From the Software Recitalist" by Ellen DePasquale-- this could be a good time to polish off this book. It was a gift from Ellen who was a breakout session presenter at our Celebrate You! Women's Summit back in March.
As I read through the practical and useful tips, I came to a paragraph titled, schedule time to worry, but no more than 10 minutes a day. This was news to me! I had never heard (read) such a time-management tip before, but was pleasantly surprised that I welcomed the idea. I placed my book on my lap and took my 10 minutes to worry. I worried about being able to fulfill all these BIG dreams I have of affecting a positive change in the lives of women like me who have ventured into the world of entrepreneurship and whether I was doing enough! Well, 10 minutes is a long time when you are DELIBERATELY taking those minutes to worry! I wanted to get to finding solutions to my self-imposed worry and I began making notes -- in my book.
My Worry Solutions:
I commit to writing a blog post once per week and sharing whatever I am feeling in that moment - this could be of help to women who are experiencing similar feelings or in need of some new information or whatever I am moved to blog about.
I will ask for help when needed and delegate more - this willbroaden my reach and reduce stress
I will list 5 things each week that I am proud of -- my personal pat on the back journal-- Just for me (we can all find things we are proud of)
How are you worrying? Share your comments with us.
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