Behind…always

Do you ever feel like you are never going to get everything on your list done? Like, there is so much on any given day, and whatever doesn’t get done rolls to the next day, but there is already a list there that would have taken the whole day?  I am in that spot.  I do not feel like I am ever going to get caught up or have everything done.  

It seems the dishes are a twice a day chore, which then takes over the spot of something else…and the accomplishment of getting the kitchen all done a few weeks ago, yeah well it is now in the same state as it was before I started.  So, when I wanted to be cleaning another room, I am back in the kitchen re-doing that.

In addition, I brought home real work, not Sacred Mists or housework, but actual essays that need to be graded, and some lesson plans that need to get written (I don’t see any of this happening).  So I am behind in work, home and play.  Feeling completely overwhelmed and like I can’t begin to take a breath, I want to just quit. Yep, you read that right, I want to quit.  

However, that is not really an option, obviously.  I am going to take the time to write the blog, meditate and re-center/ground and then take that energy and begin tackling everything that needs to be done.  I can only do what I can get done, and I need to focus on the fact that I am trying.  I will light a candle, start the diffuser and keep myself sane (I hope).

What do you do when you are overwhelmed?  Do you ever want to just quit?  Don’t!  Remember you are not alone in that.  Come visit and leave a message if you feel that way.  We can talk through it.

Overload…

AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

Have you ever just wanted to scream at the top of your lungs from overload?  It just seems that everything is too much, even getting up in the morning?  I think we all have if we are honest, at least with ourselves, even if we don’t voice it.

Yesterday I talked about working and “working”.  Taking it all on and maybe too much.  Luckily for me right now it isn’t, but I know people who do.  However, that doesn’t mean that I don’t still feel overwhelmed with what I have to do.  Sometimes my to do list is a daunting task.  It makes me feel insignificant and worthless, like I will never get it all done.  When that happens I tend to shut down and do none of it.  Anyone else out there like that?

Well I am here to tell you DON’T.  I know easy for me to say right? Nope, I just admitted I’m on of those who shuts down.  I know how hard it is to just push forward no matter what.

The other day I spoke on feeling falsely successful because I had accomplished some things but not all of them.  On days when you are overwhelmed, that isn’t the case.  Accomplishing even one thing is worth celebrating.  Usually, once you have started and finished one, you feel like doing another.  That feeling of success is one you like.

Just getting started is a good thing.  Journal, get up out of bed and shower, make yourself coffee, tea, a protein shake.  Look at all the things you have accomplished on a day when you would have otherwise done nothing.  Now, what’s the next thing? Start the diffuser? Do the dishes or laundry?  Workout? Do an Instagram Challenge? Grade papers? Post on a forum?  Send an email?

It doesn’t matter what it is, as long as you do it.  And then you do the next thing and the next one.  After that your intentions for the day are set, you will get things done.  Say it aloud as a mantra.  “I will get things done today.”  Remember words have POWER and you control that.  Say things aloud, set the intention and follow through.  Repeat those words as often as you need them.  They will help you.

So what do you think?  Not easy I know, but can we all give a small nod and promise to at least try this?