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Overwhelm Indulge

For a long time I operated with a low grade sense of overwhelm. Like a slithering snake it would loop in and out of my days, inducing mental chaos and paralysis when present, but clarity and flow when it left.

Feelings drive our action. When we avoid, repress or react from our negative emotions, they don't actually "go away"... they just step aside to grow and fester.  When in reality if we just experienced the discomfort of the emotion when it came, we'd find it isn't that bad and it doesn't actually last that long.

Overwhelm is a great example of one of these negative emotions that is NOT helpful to process or allow.  It's what we call an "indulgent emotion". Like worry and confusion, overwhelm can seem necessary, but we call it indulgent because it's just a way of staying stuck. 

These feelings seem important and justified, but they keep you from taking the actions that you most want to take.

They are often the "dream excuses" that sabotage your ability to blow your own mind with the life you could lead.

Or just the reason you haven't folded the laundry.

The tricky thing it that the unmanaged mind, believes everything it thinks. So, we believe the problems or excuses or circumstances are causing our overwhelm. 

  1.  "I'm so buy, I don't have enough time"
  2. "I don't know... {insert your fave flavor: ...what to do, how to do it... where to go... blah blah}"
  3. "OMG, There is so much to do!"
  4. "I can't figure this out"
  5. "I don't know how"

I could go on... 

Just like the cookies, the only way to stop indulging is go on a diet from these emotions. Specifically, take note of where overwhelm creeps in this week. It's probably a familiar sensation, but one you haven't questioned. Note it and the thought causing it. Then show that slithery thing the door.

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