For When Systems Can't Save You
Monday on an Instagram story, I shared with you guys how I did several of my Beast a Monday tips and still had a bad day. I'm suffocating under a to-do list that won't quit even though it's all written neatly in my Bullet Journal. I've done a ton of bizarro meal prep this week, and I still feel like my fridge is out for blood.
Even the best systems can't save us.
Some of us thrive on systems, on routines that keep us from turning into The Hulk, and the rest of us wish we had the perfect system so we wouldn't turn into The Hulk so much.
I consider myself a bit of a systems wizard, and I'm here to tell you that they can't fix everything. Sometimes it feels like they can't fix anything. That's where I am today, and if you are, too, we're in this together.
Systems and strategies are tools to move us through life, but they're just in the car... they can't be the engine or transmission or whatever. (I'm as good at car metaphors as I am at changing the fluid in the tailpipe radiator bucket.)
Too often, we let the systems lead rather than our souls, ignoring rhythms in exchange for rules. I'm in a major Rule headspace, lining up my tasks and projects alphabetically like my life is a dark library full of mahogany stress.
Organization isn't always good. Sometimes it can get in the way.
So if you're clinging to systems - to meal plans, chore charts, and alphabetized spice racks - and still feel like you're free-falling, don't go in search of a new system. Don't organize your way out of it.
Finding the best way to do something isn't always best.
Labeling everything in your life doesn't give you a name and a purpose.
Giving everything a place doesn't define yours in the world.
Make sure your soul isn't longing to be the most important task on your list today.