Help! I’m drowning!
Both inside and out, I am overwhelmed by too much of everything. Too many thoughts and ideas. Too many things to do, so much work and chores. Infinite requests and never-ending demands. Too much stuff, clogging and cluttering my life.
Some days I am doggy paddling on the surface. Splashing and spluttering but keeping my head above water. It’s not elegant but it’s something.
Other days, I feel weighted and sink under, into the suffocating hug of overwhelm. Struggling and fighting is our natural response, but makes things worse. Freezing, doing nothing, seems only to take us deeper into despair.
Letting go is our only option… and strangely is what is needed. Detaching ourselves from all those anchors, all those things weighing us down, all those demands pulling at us… even for a moment… a cup of tea.. a 5 minute walk in the fresh air.
We can float.
We can breathe.
We can Reset. Reassess. Restart.
We can’t help anyone else when we are drowning. In those moments we need to be focused on self preservation… Taking our next breathe…Taking the next step, no matter how small.
We can help ourselves…
We can ask for help! A life line or a rubber ring… something to hold on to… to catch our breathe.
We can speak up and tell someone how we feel…(Even write a blog post to clear our mind).
Don’t be afraid to ask for help, you are surrounded by life guards.. family, friends, strangers even, who want to see you survive.
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