It's that time of the year again.
Overwhelm strikes me about the same time as the tulip poplars bloom in May. I know that part of the feeling is because the pollen of tulip poplars gives me a headache and sore throat and I feel tired by afternoon.
The weeds are already getting ahead of me!
The house needs more frequent cleaning because of the sticky yellow pollen that blends with the cat hair and the dust!
Then there are all the creative projects I want to complete before the hot summer arrives...
And there are so many fun things to do, books to read, etc.
So what am I doing to alleviate my feeling of overwhelm??? Well, I am writing this blog as I promised to write a blog every week no matter what...I imagine someone will read it who is also feeling overwhelmed.
I put my lovely ancient peony flowered cotton sheets on my bed.There is nothing like a fresh , clean, beautiful bed after a lovely scented bath at night. I have this to look forward to now.
I am doing one small do-able task at a time and then having a dance break and/or a drink of water. It is surprising how many things I can get done when I divide them up into smaller tasks and vary my activity ( I do not attempt to do ALL of the laundry in one day-too daunting!)
I cut some roses for my bedroom and my bathroom (and pulled a few weeds as well.
I photographed these flowers for today's blog!
So, that's how I am coping with overwhelm. As usual I rely on Appreciating Beauty Everyday to see me through the tough times like overwhelm when I feel like hiding under the covers.
What do you do when you feel overwhelmed ? How do you cope with that sinking almost hopeless feeling that things are just too much to deal with?
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