Feeling overwhelmed is something I try to avoid. When you’ve lived 67 years, you start to learn what overwhelms you, like too many social events in one week, too many appointments, a crowded room where a lot of people are talking and not being able to hear the person next to you.
Thankfully, I’m not overwhelmed as often as I used to be before I retired. I just have to learn to not take on too much, as in volunteer work, community activism, and damn social events since I have embraced my inner introvert. It’s not that I’m anti-social, but I don’t do well at events that are purely social. Just the thought makes me cringe. So ENOUGH OF THAT!
I’m starting this post over.
But first, here’s my plan:
It might not always happen, but peace is a priority in my life. Do you hear that, mind? Step away from the drama and go to the light.
One of the things I learned in recovery meetings for codependency, overeating, or other side doors to recovery, is this:
“You can start your day over at any time.”
You can start your day over at 11pm if you want to. The past can’t change and maybe I messed up earlier in the day, but nothing can ruin my entire day, because there can be good moments mixed in among the bad ones. But those are judgements. As many of us have learned, something “bad” can eventually turn into something “good.”
In starting the day over, a deep breath can help. In my yoga class, we do this thing where we open our arms wide, raise our hands overhead so that our fingers touch in an overhead arch, then bring our hands straight down in front of our body as we makes a shhhhhhhsh sound. Sometimes I wiggle my fingers like rain is washing away the tension. We so it three times. It’s pretty simple, and I should/will use it more often at home…. or at social events when I retreat to the bathroom.
Starting over. What a good thing to be able to do.
After looking up songs about starting over, this cover was my favorite:
Are we ever too old to start over?
I don’t think so. What I really mean is, hell no!
Happy Mother’s Day to ALL Mothers,
including dog mothers, cat mothers, horse mothers…..
Peace and blessings to all.
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