I’m having one of those days.
You’ve probably had them too…
When you have too much to do, and too little time to do it.

It started with a fitful night of sleep
A morning argument with a family member that I blamed myself for
Things took longer than anticipated
And are not going according to plan
In family, work, and life
I talked to a crying friend
Tasks slipped further down the to-do list
Things to do around the house
Many parenting loose ends
Trying to figure it all out
A “quick” trip to the grocery store
I couldn’t find what I needed
Asked for help
Waited even longer
Went to a second store for the crucial ingredient
Back home again
But now it’s early evening
And the day is almost done

How to get back on track?

I did something counterintuitive but not counterproductive.

Anytime you’re overwhelmed with family or life…
Follow these directions:

Make yourself a cup of tea
Sit down in a comfy spot
Curl up with a blanket if you like
Hold your warm mug close
Set your timer for five minutes.
Close your eyes
Tune in to your breathing
Sink into your body
Breathe in light and energy
Breathe out the worry and stress

For years I’ve wanted a meditation practice.
But I just couldn’t seem to find the time.
Now I just do a 5-minute practice whenever I need it.

On days like today
When things are falling apart,
It only takes 5 minutes to put myself back together.


I’d love to hear what you do for yourself when you feel overwhelmed
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