Overcoming Overwhelm

It’s overwhelming, trying to keep up with everything: getting work done on deadline; finding the time to get groceries; replying to at least most of the emails that hit your inbox…let alone having an appropriate response to all the craziness going on in the world.

It’s easy to be hard on yourself for not doing it all - or not doing it all as well as you think you should - especially when it feels like you’re the only one who can’t get your act together (thank you, social media!).

When we stop and remind ourselves that we’re just doing the best we can, it can be a huge relief. There’s actually no need to go above and beyond into some mythical realm where you are capable of doing everything. The best you can do, is to show up for life as it happens, and roll with the punches.

Trying to optimize every last detail, or beating yourself up for falling short, won’t add a single minute to your life, any more than worrying. But pausing to really notice what’s actually happening, right now, just might. At the very least, you’ll know you actually lived for those moments.

Take just 30 minutes to pause in the next few days. Do it alone, or sit with us this week and join a group of people who are also choosing to be here, now. Give yourself the gift of truly being present for your life.

We’ll be right there with you.

Hannah Knapp