I can get a little overwhelmed at times. Usually, I am able to identify the trigger(s) and come up with an action plan to overcome it. Lately, I’ve been a little consumed by both big and small things. The more these “things” are bottled up, the more the overwhelmedness magnifies. Here’s a little advice I got from someone this week. The best part is, I hardly know this person. The conversation just presented itself and ultimately ended up being quite refreshing.

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She reminded me that it is very much ok to feel overwhelmed. In times when she is going through a little blip, she focuses on doing one thing in the day. That is all. Tackling more than one thing or everything can be scary, overwhelming, and paralyzing. I have taken this advice and put it into practice this week. So far, so good. I start my morning by writing down the one thing I want to accomplish in the day and then go after it. It has helped me feel like I’m regaining a little bit of control back in my life, which is very comforting.

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Whatever you are facing. Whatever thought is overtaking you. Whatever the “what if” is that you keep asking yourself. Push it to the side for a second and focus on one thing you want to get done. Life blips can be difficult but you can overcome it. It takes some intentionality, a great support system, and a lot of heart to want to face the noise. One thing, friend. That is it. Just do one thing and then move on to the next one thing.

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