Overwhelm hits me a lot and some experts say it is a combination of thinking you have to do it all yourself, that feeling of being behind blocks creativity, and also a feeling that accomplishment has to come as hard work. Personally I have spent most of my adult life trying to find a path to what I'm suppose to be when I grow up and/or finding that "something" that really gets me excited! I have still not found the job that will pay me to watch Sci Fi/Fantasy on my couch! And there are many things you just have to do yourself because there isn't a application fairy or a dusting fairy to do things for you. I am frustrated with why is there always more work...it leads to a sense of NEVER accomplishing anything. I am the type that will add something to my "To Do" list just so I can have something else that I marked off! However, often once you get something done, you just have to update, redo, or revise whatever it is you just did. As an introvert I don't have a brilliant social network to support me. Though honestly that may just stress me out more, having to be social, but if there were old friends I knew around to help support me with positive advise or cheer that would be nice. I don't feel I am lazy. At this point in my life I just feel worn out. Having worked and worked with the main outcome only being bills that have gotten paid. Is that accomplishment? Are we really just here to work and pay bills?
So far this isn't a very uplifting blog and I apologize but hopefully it is something honest that you can relate to.
Here is my plan:
Tapping! If you haven't learned about EFT/Tapping look into it. It utilizes meridian points to release energy blocks in your body, like acupressure and acupuncture. It uses the same points to help release phobias, PTSD, addictions, and STRESS! If you want to know more I recommend thetappingsolution.com, youtube videos by Margaret M Lynch, or Carol Look at carollook.com. I am going to write out things that are bothering me and while tapping on the various points feel through these issues. This will relax me and get me to a point where my creativity will return and I'll come up with some other avenues to follow. I was tapping before this and came up with this blog for one!
I will also meditate. Again, another way to relax your state of stress and overwhelm to a point where you can connect to the part of your brain that is creative and positive.
I will stay away from the news, negative people, and my own sense of urgency to fix things. These things will only increase the state of overwhelm and are not helpful in the least.
For some people exercise is another form of stress release. I have found yoga does this for me. Many other forms of exercise just make my immune system weaken and I get sick. It's very frustrating. However, yoga and my body get along fine! Find what works for you! Everyone is different when it comes to physical activity!
Another simple thing to do that is over looked is get a hug. We are meant to have that physical touch and to feel the open, excepting energy that comes with an embrace.
These are all just little things but little things can chip away at a mountain like nothing else can. Think of the Grand Canyon and that persistent water! Have a wonderful January and let go of the overwhelm!