Monday, June 13, 2011

When You Feel Overwhelmed

There are days when things happen in an orderly way, and your expectations are met, and you feel like you've got it all under control. And there are days when you don't. Things feel out of balance, and like you've got too much on your plate. Or maybe you feel like you keep missing a beat. 

On these days, it helps to remember that we are all part of a whole, and that we are meant to grow and learn from those days when we feel especially challenged. Allow the craziness to happen, and take a deep, cleansing breath, and then take each thing one at a time. All we can ever do is our best. No one is ever asking for more than that. No one is perfect.

In fact, "perfection" is an idea that was conceived as a way to push us to greater heights... but I don't know a single person whose idea of perfection is the same as anyone else's. It's so subjective, and it's unrealistic. Life is not perfect. And those imperfections are what make things so interesting, right? 

Being overwhelmed is allowing the idea to sink into your head that you must be able to accomplish everything thrown at you with some kind of ease. That's not realistic, really. We can't always be in stride... sometimes we stumble. If you allow the moments to unfold without expectations on yourself, it may also allow you to let go of those feelings of inadequacy. Do what you can, when you can, to the best of your ability, and let all other things/feelings/ideas about it fall to the wayside.


-E- said...

here, here!

LenoreNeverM♡re said...

So true, we are all here to learn & grow each day! Renew our minds daily with love & not fear, amen!

Much love this week, Shari!!

Orion Designs said...

so much wisdom in this post ... now to put these thoughts into practice

(I tend to freak out when things don't go the way I expect and want them to)

Terriaw said...

I like to start out the week with the highest hope and expectations, not to achieve perfection but to do my best. I've had days where I felt like I got a lot done, and days where I felt terribly useless. I try to remind myself that tomorrow always has potential to be a better day. It's just up to me to be the best I can be. Thanks for these reminders!

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