I decided a few weeks ago that in order to tackle all of the B.S. of life, I would do one Adult Thing a Day. I don't mean laundry, dishes, or writing. I don't mean treating photos -- unless treating photos is something I have to do for someone else by some specific date. That's when it becomes an Adult Thing.
I mean making the doctor appointment, going to the dentist, calling to have the car looked at, actually taking the car in. I mean that stack of paperwork that sits there and sits there -- never really that urgent, always kind of a pain in the ass as it stares at you, and you just go on ignoring it.... THAT STUFF.
I discovered that if I say, "Okay. Do one Adult Thing. Choose something off that stack," I grab the one form I need to return to our insurance company, finally fill it out, and prepare it to be mailed. (It doesn't count unless I actually mail it, though!) By just saying, "I'll do one Adult Thing and then go back to my normal chaotic life," it feels like I knocked a brick off that pile of crap in the corner of my desk, and it's a good feeling!! I also discovered that *sometimes* after I do one Adult Thing, I just go ahead and do another! Then I know it's truly a magical day.