A new school year!!! An avalanche of paperwork and calendar items and need to pay extra attention to all the details because these early weeks create the foundation for all that follows!!! Agh! There can be so much to worry about and fret over that it’s easy to get overwhelmed and struggle with where to spend limited time and energy.
One of my dear friends—herself someone so centered, calm, and wise—once shared this great flowchart with me that illustrates how we can help lessen the worry that goes along with so much of family life these days. Such a good reminder to parse out the things we can effect and those we can’t and lessen the worry all around.
I love the way that this simple image helps diffuse anxiety, forces self reflection, and empowers with a call to action. Is there a problem? Can you do something about it?