Matthew 6:26-27 (NLT) asks “Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?”, and that question resonated with me today. Starting just after Christmas I have been working on some personal projects related to closing out 2013 and setting myself up for success in 2014. I’m sure many people are also doing similar things. The end of an old year, and the start of a new, is an excellent time to reevaluate what changes need to be made and which old habits should be finally abandoned.
Part of my process for managing these types of projects is to write them down. This being the 21st century I’ve started capturing notes and project reminders for myself in an online file and linking it to my desktop. Then whenever I start to worry about some little detail or other I open that file and capture a note to myself. It’s a great way of getting the thought out of my head and into a tangible format and it helps me not to worry over the detail any longer than I should. After all, if worrying about such things is not going to extend my life, then why worry about them at all?