I have been feeling overwhelmed! You can probably imagine why- did you read yesterday’s post? OMG!
As I wrote my current action plan I realized oh that’s why I am craving sleep and rest. I know the other piece is that I’ve had 3 weeks of non-stop commitments, work, and long hours. I have noticed being pulled in multiple directions all at the same time can act as another way to sabotage myself.
Perhaps there are a few things that I can do for today (or maybe some other day):
- Write down a To-Do List of all of the things that I have to do
- Write down the things that I should be doing (aka what I obsessed about)
- Write down the things that I can let go at least for today
- Get honest and write down the things that I can delegate/outsource.
After meeting with Dr. A (therapist) this afternoon and going over what I am stressing, what is going on and how I am feeling. Her assignment to me was schedule an hour of no-work/relaxation/play/rest/do nothing everyday for the rest of the week.
Yes as you know I am no stranger to the do nothing/ play approach. Let’s be real, when my to do list feels like it can go forever therefore I skipped the doing nothing.
My commitment is to have a quiet night. I am cancelling all of the to do’s for this evening. Focusing on getting laundry done, taking a bath and really practicing easy does it. Oh yeah and perhaps write that 5 minute schpeel that I have been avoiding to do.