Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Feeling Overwhelmed

Overwhelmed- that is the word for this week-month- maybe even year. It seems like it was just Christmas a few months ago- but now that I stop to look at a Calender I realize that August is almost gone, I am still thinking about what I want to "do" this year.

I have SO many things that I am trying to focus on all at once, and I am not sure that I am doing any of them very well. It seems like every category has about 6 or 7 things to do- and each one is a huge task.
Things like:
~ Getting the house organized (going thru all my stuff and purging as much as I can (clothes, dishes, crafts, junk mail, old memories, giving the craft room a entire new overhaul...)
~ Being more active (finding time and energy to work out, go swimming, play softball, try to hate being outdoors less... (yeah- I am not a outdoorsy kinda person)
~ Being more Creative.... this is a HUGE one- I have SOOOOOO many things that I want to do- or improve on that I find myself chasing my tail most of the time. Painting, sewing, knitting, card-making, scrapbooking, photography, learning and using Photoshop.
~ My Business: it involves a LOT of planning, working, creativity (which doesn't arrive on command and so that can be a issue at times as well), and then the entire "setting up a website\store and keeping it stocked with new and cute things that all need photographing and etc." can be very draining....
Plus- there is SO many other areas that I am trying to work on or do things... and I am not feeling like I have been doing very well at them- and the feeling is just.... well... overwhelming.

I just feel like lately that I have been so wrapped up in the "Do Do Do" mode that I have not remembered the "enjoy, relax, remember" aspects of it all.....

And so for the rest of the month I am going to play hooky with all the "must do's" and jsut try to focus on the "breathe and enjoy" aspects of life. Oh I am still going to have to clean, and do laundry and all that nonsense, but I am also going to try to remember to stop and ENJOY what it is I am doing.

Tonight after dinner I think that I am going to wander into my "under construction" craft room and just pick up, and clean up in a nice relaxed fashion. It is becoming a entirely new space in there. I am trying to get it into a "work at home" style of clean and organized craft space instead of the "craft room that looks like a craft store exploded inside" kind of space. John built me a new workbench, I am getting shelves hung, walls painted (still not sure on the final color yet), baskets put onto storage racks, and all 20 or so of my Rubbermaid bins of "stuff" is being pawed thru and thrown\kept\sold or at least put back in a nice and orderly fashion.
It has been 3 or 4 weeks of part time work in there- and I think that it is finally reaching a point of completion. It is not "pretty" yet- but I am finally getting to a place where I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

So, on that note- have a great night- wish me luck, and remember to stop and breathe once and awhile! I certainly gong to try it!


Olive said...

Just a quick note to say that I love your C.S. Lewis quote!

The old "one step at a time" rule works really well for me when I'm feeling overwhelmed :)

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