Therefore I need to clear my plate of crap and balance myself better. There are some things which should just be taken right off my plate. These include:
- Anyone else's problem. Sorry. I don't have time for them. I'll talk to you about them. Commiserate with you about them. But I will not stress or worry for you. Sorry.
- Anything that is beyond my control. Idiots in Washington, or any other politician anywhere in the world. The weather. Climate change. Hurricanes or blizzards.
- Anyone who is trying to make me feel bad. If you don't like how I look, what I am wearing, what I am knitting or reading, etc. Sorry. That's your problem. Not mine. As a result you will find you see me a lot less because I don't have time for your attitude.
All of the above has just be pushed off the edge waiting for the waiter with the crumb scraper to clean them up and throw them away.
As a result of doing this I may appear unsympathetic to some but I am trying to preserve any remnants of my sanity.
If you find yourself overstressed, try clearing your plate of anything you can. You can't take on the burdens of your friends and family members. You can be concerned but you need to focus on yourself. Start getting rid of the things similar to what I took off my plate and see if you can achieve better balance.