What I do when “so much to do” becomes “too much to do”

I awoke this morning feeling overwhelmed.  So much to do!  I realize that most days I’m more of a human doing than a human being.  That’s not a bad thing though.  Doing is fun.  But this morning the fun was tinged with a sense of imbalance.  So much to do was feeling like too much to do.

My antidote:

Step OneTake a few moments to practice the attitude of gratitude.
What is all this doing for anyway?  Well, it’s because I’m living my life on purpose, and it is, indeed, a full life with purpose.  I remember this and am grateful for all that I have and get to do.

Step TwoBe still and honor where I am in the present moment.
Worrying about what needs to get done projects me into a future which hasn’t even happened yet, so, therefore, is not even real.  By default, this means I’m worrying for nothing.  I am here now.  Remember?  Yes.  Exhale. 

Namaste Practice Gratitude and Honor the Present Moment
This literally takes a few minutes.  Balance is restored even though nothing has physically changed.  I’m still committed to those things to do.  What has changed is my perception.

May your joys be as deep as the oceans,
your troubles as light as its foam.
And may you find sweet peace of mind,
wherever you may roam.
-Irish Blessing

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