Do the things you are worried about

Paul Alvarez
Aug 2, 2019 · 2 min read
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I woke up this morning with a negative attitude. I could not shake exactly what was bothering me until I took some time to sit by myself and journal.

I work a full time job during the week. My 8 AM to 5 PM office job consists of meetings, deadlines and a constant flow of issues that need to be resolved ASAP. If I let it, thinking about my work can ruin my Sundays and that is exactly what I was doing this morning.

After listing all of the things that I felt was causing my attitude to be sour. The top were things I was dreading having to face tomorrow at work. A status meeting to update the entire project team on my progress was my main concern. I allowed this thought to persist since Friday by not putting together a clear and concise summary on what my progress was before I left the office.

So you know what I did. I sat down and gave myself an hour to get the summary done.

A sense of relief hit me about half way through me writing it up. When I was done, I felt excited that I had the rest of my Sunday to do whatever I wanted. I felt motivated to grocery shop, clean up the house, read a book and catch up on some news that I had missed over the busy week.

By letting things that are worrying you persist, makes you want to avoid them more causing even more worry.

Instead, just tackle that task. Give yourself some time to complete it and just complete it.

Your weekend and your mind will thank you for it.

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Paul Alvarez

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Full-time IT Project Analyst, all the time husband, and cat Dad. I also write.

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