I asked a friend today how she deals with all the “stuff” that’s piling up. How does she deal with the overwhelm?
I’ve been burning the candle at both ends over the past 2 weeks, and Saturday, I came crashing down. Literally, I could not stay awake on the couch after getting up at like NOON, I was still beyond exhaustion! Thankfully, (again, I am sooooo thankful) my husband and kids allowed me the luxury of lounging on the couch like that. It was actually cool when these long legged kids would take turns snuggling in there with me. I liked that! I went to bed early that night as well.
I asked the question of her, because I admire her “together-all-the-time-ness”! How does she do it? Of course, she admitted that sometimes she has trouble with the overwhelm too. That in itself was a relief.
One thing that does help me, is my connection with my blog and my blogging friends. I have pretty much been off-the-radar for all this time (though not offline) because of focusing on my business stuff and a big event that we just helped put on.
Part of my support for the overwhelm is this community. Oh, how I’ve missed thee! Just being here, typing this (though not a good post at all!) just brings me such peace. Listening to the tweets from TweetDeck and checking out a few things has been so therapeutic this past hour. I long to pop into A Conversational Space tonight with Ronna, but I don’t quite have enough time for that tonight. There is a ton of other stuff I want to dive into again right away, but that will have to wait – but Oh, How I’ve Missed Thee…
Tonight, I have a romantic evening planned for my love and me – How I’ve missed him! He’s been here, helping, supporting, but I’ve been neglecting us too. Not tonight.
That was my friend’s advice today – just continue on, a little bit at a time. Don’t worry about all that you can’t do, focus on what you can.
And so my friends, How I’ve Missed Thee; I will be doing what I can, whenever I can! A little bit at a time! You are all so very important to me!