Are you a procrastinator? As in, do you always wait until the last minute to do the things you know you have to do? Normally, I am the total opposite. I am almost always, annoyingly early. For everything. Yesterday, my to-do list was about 300 miles long, and I had every intention of checking things off, one-by-one, until they were done. That way, today, I could relax! But obviously that is not the way it happened. My little pup had an allergic reaction to something, and went to the vet for most of the day. And then, I basically blew off the world, barely made it to the gym, and then laid around and binge watched the latest season of Game of Thrones. Which I’ve already seen. And therefore, I woke up today in an absolute crazy-person panic.
On today’s agenda:
- Pack and otherwise get ready for a business trip this week
- Check into flight
- Renew my library book that’s already late
- Clean the house
- Hit up ATM
- Grocery shop
- Fill the car up with gas
- Meal prep
- Do about 37 loads of laundry
- Write a blog (check!)
- Order protein powder (because we’re completely out!)
- Etc, etc, etc…
When I am overwhelmed, I sometimes find it hard to focus on one thing at a time, and I basically move from task to task, without completing things willy nilly. I hate this feeling.
The main issue with having so much to do, is that I originally had a whole plan about healthy snacks I’d take with me on the trip. But I didn’t have time to grab much of anything aside from my favorite go-to protein bars. And having not been off my meal plan in ages, I’m feeling super stressed about what I’ll eat for 3 full days while travelling. I call this feeling “Hanxiety.” It’s kind of like when you start feeling “Hangry” (hungry and angry), but you add in a new, less enjoyable element of anxiety/self pity.
SO – I decided to exercise and take some deep breaths. I sat in a room and made time to meditate. And then, I wrote down everything I need to do (in chronological order) on a real piece of paper with a pen. It helped. I’m soothed. And now I’m ready to get on with my life, start being more productive, and get my Hanxiety under control.
I just wanted to check in, and tell you all that you’re enough. Whether you are overwhelmed, underwhelmed, or just whelmed…You. Are. Enough!
Thanks for reading! Xo.