Are You Overwhelming Yourself

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So how full is your tank?

If we tell ourselves we have a full tank when we’re really running on fumes, we’re going to crash and burn.

And on the other hand, if we tell ourselves we need to hold back every time hard things come up, we’ll never get where we want to go. We’ll never even take the first step.

There are just three simple steps here. 

1. Check in with yourself. 

Ask the question. How full is your tank right now? Check in with your body, mind, and spirit. What’s your capacity today, really? See what answers come up.

2. Give yourself permission to be where you are.

Maybe the tank is empty. Maybe the tank is fuller than you expected.Either way, once you know, you know. 

3. Do YOUR next right thing.

Once you know where you really are—not where you wish you were, not where you think you should be, not where you were yesterday, but where you really are right now—you can decide what you need NEXT.

And when you know what you need, you can take one step in that direction. 

You don’t have to go from “empty” to “full” all at once. Most of us don’t, most of the time.

But if we’re running on empty, we can start to refuel. And if we do have some gas in the tank, we can start to spend it on purpose. One next right thing at a time. xo.

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  1. Yes , we all need to keep checking on ourselves, pandemic is taking a toll on us all. Stay safe and spread love and kindness to ones around you and yourself!

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you Deepika. When we have too many demands on our thinking over an extended period of time, cognitive fatigue can also happen, making us more prone to distractions and our thinking less agile. Any of these effects, alone, can make us less effective and leave us feeling even more overwhelmed.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing

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      1. Always a joy and pleasure to read and share your posts with followers, My Dear! Hope you have a great day!! xoxox 😘💕🎁🌹

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