Overwhelmed? Stressed?

Are you tossing and turning, not getting the sleep you need at night? Are you impatient and crabby with the people close to you? Are you wondering “How am I going to make it through the Holiday Season?”

Feeling overwhelm and stress is the effect of not being in the present moment. Feeling overwhelm and stress is the effect of looking at the WHOLE picture instead of one piece or one area at a time. Feeling overwhelm and stress is the effect of over planning your time.

It is so easy to not be in the present moment. We try to cram doing many things in a time that is insufficient or try doing many things all at one time. When we over plan our days, our time, we easily get distracted by looking at the whole picture rather than looking at each of the pieces in turn.

This week I overwhelmed myself by over planning my days. I had my to-do list, with too many tasks and activities to possibly get done in one day. I want it all, I wrote it all on my list, and I got overwhelmed trying to actually do it all.

I got crabby, impatient, demanding, I wanted things done my way. I wanted things done right NOW, and I got irritable.

Do you ever feel that way?

You can be in present moment awareness. You can feel happy, dynamic and capable!

One. – Breathe – take a deep breathe, take another deep breathe. Feel your chest expand and loosen, feel your body relax. Take a deep breathe.

Two. – Think about what it is that you really want. Think about what is important to you. Is it the same as what you are trying to do or trying to be?

Three. – Let go what you need to let go, and allow what you need to allow.

I needed to let go of my expectations of time for those around me and allow them to be in the moment how they wanted to. I needed to let go of my wanting everything all at once, and allow myself to feel gratitude for all that is.

What can you let go off today to release overwhelm and stress?

What can you allow today to feel happy, dynamic and capable?

Live Your Truth!
Erin

Time Gets Away

Time gets away from me. Does it get away from you? I get a to-do list that seems to be a mile long, I add more to the list than I cross off the list.

I get overwhelmed thinking about all I want to do, thinking about all I should do and thinking about all that I could do. I feel negative wanting, the lack of what I want to have and experience. I get overwhelmed and worried in the day, and doubting my goals and visions.

I think one step, two steps and ten steps ahead. I plan my day, trying to control every hour and minute from the time that I wake up in the morning and at night judge myself for all that I did not get done. I am not in the present moment.

Do you ever feel this way?

To get in the present moment and feeling positive wanting, belief and gratitude for your goals and visions:

  • Take a deep calming breath with your eyes closed. Center yourself, connect to yourself, or quiet your mind for a moment.
  • Prioritize what is most important to you in this day. Say ‘no’ to what you can to say ‘yes’ to what you want. Cross off activities that do not align with your values, goals and visions. Ask for help for the activities that you can.
  • Make yourself a priority so that you are in a state of wellbeing and can do all that you want to do. Take time for rest and rejuvenation. Take time for physical activity and mental/intellectual activities. Taking five minutes for yourself to quiet your mind or do something that you enjoy is rejuvenating. Taking time for physical activity releases stress. Taking time for yourself increases your positive energy and allows you to do what you want.
  • Celebrate and be grateful for all that you have done and accomplished.

Choose to be present in the moment. You can be aware of what you want to do in the day, being aware of what your next priority/activity is and be focused on your current activity with positive wanting, belief and gratitude. Be Present!

Live Your Truth!