OK, I’m just as guilty as many of you…if something sounds like a good idea I’ll go for it. Practice Spanish everyday…sure! Take an interesting class…why not? Do a 10-day cleanse…this is the perfect time!
Oh, and of course, this is in addition to what I’m already doing. And I’ve got lots of balls in the air ’cause I’m not one to just sit around and watch life go passing me by. So I jump right in, almost every time.
“More?” “Yes, please.”
But then there comes a reckoning.
While each separate thing is enjoyable in itself, sometimes I feel overwhelmed. Too much, all at once. And it’s not like I want to give up anything, ’cause I might miss out on whatever. Right?
I’ve come to learn that when I start to feel this overwhelm it’s usually because, while I love being busy with each individual activity, I’ve been neglecting what my soul needs – my inner nourishment.
And the only way to bring myself back from the land of overwhelm is to do the self-care things that feed my soul and strengthen me to get back out there. And that feels soooo good.
off to take a “me moment”…
Now It’s Your Turn
How do you know when you’ve hit “overwhelm”? How long do you try to ignore the feeling? What makes you finally give in to it? What helps you to strengthen yourself so you can get back to the life you love?