I am able to “win at life” by getting things done. When I have multiple tasks that need to be completed, trying to do them all at once makes me feel frantic and overwhelmed. I hinder myself from doing any of the jobs efficiently. I become impatient, irritable, and unpleasant to be around. I have learned that I need to stop, take a breath, make a list, and do one thing at a time. One by one tasks get done, and I can confidently move on to the next thing. I may get interrupted, but if I have a list to come back to, I know exactly where I need to start again. As the tasks on my list get crossed off, I have a definite feeling of success and winning!
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