I feel like I owe you all an explanation. First I change up the blog, do a giveaway, and start writing a post a day and then I up and disappear for a week.
“Live your life, take chances, be crazy.
Don’t wait cause right now is the oldest you’ve ever been & the youngest you’ll be ever again.”
Here’s the deal: The past few weeks I found a spark to really work on the blog. I have a serious passion for writing, I love being able to document my life, and I adore my followers. I’m also coming to the end of my Masters program and unsure as to what I want to do with myself next (I joke with my husband that I feel like I’ve already had about 4 quarter-life crises because I feel like I’m constantly recreating myself when I come to these crossroads in life).
This past week, though, I had a few big deadlines for both my internship and school, leaving me feeling pretty overwhelmed. Add to that the need to start job hunting, and I felt immobilized with worry and fear – something I’m constantly learning to work through.
In these times of feeling especially worried and fearful about the future (What if I wasted all this time in school and won’t be able to support my family? How am I going to get back into Personal Training/Instructing shape? What if I fail miserably at writing/creating/being a mother?), I try my best not to get too overwhelmed by simply STAYING PRESENT.
I know, it’s so much harder than it seems sometimes.
Over the years, I’ve found that when I simply take a moment to be – right here, right now – I gain a sense of gratitude for life. A gratitude not just for everything I have, or have been given, but for simply being alive. Having the opportunity to grow. And yes, also having the opportunity to fail. A lot of the time, that’s all I need to get me through a rough patch.
Once in a while I’m capable of recognizing when I need to take a moment to just be, and to reset. But most times when I’m feeling overwhelmed, I become engulfed with emotion and don’t realize I’m overwhelmed until I’ve self-sabotaged in some way and/or gotten into a huge argument with a loved one. Anyone else have this issue?
I do believe that taking a moment to just be is beneficial whether you’ve already begun feeling overwhelmed or as a preventative measure, so I’ve started to implement daily activities to stay both present and mindful about how I’m feeling.
Here are some ideas for staying present:
How do you practice being present?
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