I’m walking out the door, heading to an appointment with zero seconds to spare. I’ve got my oversized purse in one hand, my computer bag flung over my shoulder, and a hot cup of tea, cell phone and car keys dangling precariously in the other hand. As I head out the door I notice something I left on the porch earlier that I forgot to bring in.
I pause, do I have time to bring it in? I decide it will only take a second, lean down to pick it up, forgetting the tea in my hand and as my computer bag flops off my shoulder knocking the tea forward spilling it all over my pants.
AAUUGGHHH! I race back in, frustrated because my laundry’s not caught up and I have nothing clean to wear. Now I’m definitely late, anxiety is swirling in my stomach as a I browse through the clothes hanging in my closet. Finally I pick something, throw it on and walk out the door feeling overwhelmed, the anxiety building into my throat making it feel constricted and hard to breathe. I mutter to myself, “I never have enough time, I’m so sick of rushing through my day….” You can imagine the way the rest of my day goes from here. With that much momentum, it created a snowball effect that pretty much created a slew of similar incidences right on through the day.
Can you relate to this true story? If you can, you’re not alone. I’m far from the only person who’s ever been caught up in the illusion of overwhelm.
Yep it’s an illusion. Overwhelm isn’t real. It’s an optional state of being that we don’t have to be available for. Thankfully, I’ve discovered that it was a choice all along - and I choose to live differently now.
But back then, I didn’t see it as a choice. I just believed it was my reality. I was a victim of my circumstance and I didn’t know that I was the one creating it. ^^^^This is not my story, though it could be. The above story is from @lisaliimatta email newsletter today. When I read it I can only think one thing: DITTO. So many times.
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