Is work piling up and there’s just too much to do?
Are you getting frustrated with things backing up on you?
Does your to–do list keep getting longer with no end in sight?
Would you stop and relax if you weren’t so up–tight?
Does the rat race leave your head buzzing and spinning?
Is it depressing to see the damn rats are winning?
Are you holding up the world but feeling it slip?
Is the balance in your life beginning to tip?
Did your future just flash before your eyes?
Was it what you expected or a total surprise?
Either way you don’t need to see it twice.
Put on the brakes and consider this advice.
Grab that to–do list and a ballpoint with ink.
Shortening the list isn’t as hard as you think.
Put a checkmark beside the tasks that are urgent to do.
Everything else can wait until you’re through.
Look at your checkmarks and handle it this way.
Put a + beside tasks you can finish today.
Rank the + items from more urgent to less.
If it’s hard to decide, quick take a guess.
Take your + list and cut it in half.
As the bottom drops off, don’t stop to laugh.
What’s left is urgent so approach it this way.
Just buckle down and do today’s work today.