Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Deep breath

All of a sudden I'm feeling the weight of a whole lot of stuff - stuff I have to do, stuff others want me to do and stuff I want to do for myself.  Sometimes it all hits at once, doesn't it?  So instead of wasting time feeling overwhelmed I'm just going to square my shoulders and take care of the things I can while letting go of the things I have no control over.  I know - easier said than done, right?  Housework - now that is something I can control.  Illnesses in friends and family?  Not so much.  When I close my eyes I see a swirl of colors and thoughts and fears and obligations all jumbling together like when the House of Cards falls down on Alice as she's trying to escape the Queen of Hearts.  Still, I've made a list of everything in my mind - big and small - and I'm starting to feel a bit better.  And at least no one is shouting for my head...yet! 

To keep things simple in my on-line life I'm going to implement a photographic theme for the rest of the month - simplicity.  It's a big concept, but such a nice practice to concentrate on.  When the world is clamoring for a piece of you, how do you keep it simple? 


Katie Elizabeth said...

Lists. I make lists. Particularly helpful before bed as it lets me get it all out on paper so that in theory I don't have to mull it over again before sleep. Contrary wise, some of my best figuring and designing is done in the wee hours when I am tossing on my pillow.

Also, I clean.

Lynda said...

I clean too Katie :)

I love the photo you chose for this post. From an artistic point of view it sums up your words beautifully.

Oiyi said...

I was getting overwhelmed with trying to keep a list in my head, so I started writing it down. It really helped keep the anxiety down and kept me focused.