For the last two months or so I’ve lived in a constant state of overwhelm. My overwhelm came from everything: job hunting, meal planning, blogging, house cleaning, social media, and my Roku player (because HOW am I going to watch all of the television!?). The few times I was not overwhelmed, I felt insanely productive, like get up at 5:30AM and work til 7:30PM productive. So basically, I was really fun to live with.
And I still feel this way. And I have a feeling I’ll continue to feel this way for maybe the rest of my life, and maybe life is just this big mental game where you do your best to simply manage the overwhelm that goes along with life.
So here’s how I’m going to manage my life overwhelm.
Just. Keep. Swimming.
Yes, I’m taking life advice from a cartoon character voiced by Ellen DeGeneres.
But seriously. When I get so overwhelmed that I just want to take a nap, I know that instead I should just keep swimming. Just keep moving. Just keep doing. Just make a move. ANY MOVE WILL DO! If I can just do something, and keep moving, then I won’t get squashed by the overwhelm.
So just keep swimming.
And you might as well sing along while you do it.