I would consider myself to be quite the reflective person. In my true fashion, I have noticed it is only Tuesday, and my emotions have been trying to get the best of me since Sunday. In all fairness, on Sunday the scoreboard looked something like this…
On Monday, I woke up feeling pretty awful yet again, but I’m also very aware that I have the power to change how I react to things that bother me. All I knew was that I didn’t want to have another day like yesterday. I felt nitpicky and awnry because certain things were not unfolding the way I had planned. Of course, I know that things don’t always unfold the way we plan. I became aware that it was my attachment to the outcome that contributed to the ‘yucky’ feeling, not the actual thing itself. So I decided to clean my kitchen. While scrubbing the counter tops, I became grateful at the fact that I had countertops to scrub. I became so focused in those moments of cleaning my kitchen that I allowed nothing else to come into my mind other than the reasons I could count “why I was happy to be doing that one thing at that exact moment”. Then I moved to the dishes, and sweeping and mopping the floors. By the time I finished cleaning the kitchen, I felt better. Not the optimistic, excited for tomorrow self I normally am, but better than awful. But something magical happened during this mundane ritual. I became fully present in the moment and walked away with a lesson. Perspective is EVERYTHING!
When I feel overwhelmed, it’s because my perspective is coming from a place of too much to do with not enough time to do it, or enough money, or enough hands to help. All of this comes from a place of “not enough”, which is sabotaging all the success of getting something done, even if it’s just the cleaning the kitchen. I noticed I felt really resistant to letting go of the attachment because somewhere in my mind letting go was really saying, “I don’t care anymore” or “I quit!” In reality, I do care and I don’t quit, but it felt like the thing to do to relieve the pressure a bit. I know for me personally, fear is usually the catalyst for self-sabotage and procrastination. And, it almost always leads to paralysis, or “being stuck”.
Since deciding to give myself a break and let go of the attachment to the outcome of my endeavors, I feel less pulled in so many directions and more focused. It’s not like I have quit. I’m still moving forward with my family, life, and aspirations. It’s just that I’m learning to ‘do it all’ with more focused intention. If you notice that you are overwhelmed, you may just need to get grounded. You will notice that it helps you to become less frantic and more in the moment so you too, can focus on what is right in front of you at the moment. Many call it being in the present or the ‘now’. I also see how this little practice is helping me to trust more in divine. It is all going to work out. We just have to trust more. Practice “being” a little more. Trust more. “Do” a little less. And yes, you guessed it, trust more.
It is now Wednesday and I’m back to being enthusiastic and powerful again. However, I know that slow and steady is how real progress happens. I’m just going to keep putting one foot in the front of the other because where I’m at right now is perfect for me. And trusting where you are right now is perfect for you. So how are you going to move forward from this moment toward your successes?
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