I get overwhelmed when I have too much going on. My head gets spinny with snippets of stuff I must accomplish in time frames that are completely impossible. My sleep is invaded by lists a marathon long, and sudden panic about a deadline that just might get missed. My teeth clench, my shoulders wilt forward, my leg bobs up and down with nervous energy.
But, instead of giving into the ghastly feeling of an overflowing plate, I’m trying to tame the beast by doing something really simple. Taking one step at a time. Doing my best (because as I’ve always told my kids, you can’t do better than that), and moving forward. Maintaining sanity, seeking serenity, and getting some exercise and healthy food during an overbooked period can also help.
Grateful to be busy. Busy is good. And even more grateful to figure out a way to balance without falling off the top of my “to do” list.