I’m going to make a confession here.
Sometimes I feel overwhelmed. I feel exhausted. I feel like I put waaaaaay too much on my plate.
All of these feelings leave me questioning the decisions that I have made. Literally, every decision that I have made over the last few years. Why did I decide to take on all of these things?? Work, family, school, business, friends, working out, it’s all too much.
In order to get through these times where it feels like I’m staring into the abyss that I’ve created for myself, I depend on my ability to coach myself to get back into a place where I’m feeling like I am a co-creator of my life instead of a victim of it.
So here’s the thought work that I did tonight:
I started with the thought: I made stupid decisions that put me in the position of feeling overwhelmed.
Not a great thought, right!
Especially since I know that I’m not willing to give up on any of the commitments that I have decided to take on.
This thought leaves me feeling deflated and even more exhausted.
Since I know that my thoughts drive my feelings, which in turn create my outcomes, I then tried on some other thoughts to see how they made me feel.
And here’s the super powerful thought that I landed on that actually made me cry a little:
How wonderful is it that I get to live such a full life! How lucky am I to be able to have all of these experiences.
Instead of feeling tired and overwhelmed, with this thought I feel invigorated and in awe of what I am able to create and do.
Gratitude for it all.
For all the messiness.
For the accomplishments.
For my grit.
For the support that I receive from the people around me.
And just watch what I’m going to create next.