To me the most precious commodity is time. It’s finite, especially given how many demands I have on my time. Some of those demands are joyful: like spending time with my family or having a massage. Other demands are just a necessity: it’s cleaning, cooking, work-related activities, etc. So I constantly feel the shortage of time. And I know it’s just a perception. Have you experienced those days when time becomes timeless, when in the course of 24 hours you have such a full life it feels a week long, when time slows down because… you did. It’s magic, and I love those moments. Paradoxically, the more we rush around, the less there’s time to play with. As a result, we find ourselves overwhelmed and burnt out.
If you can relate, then please join me for a short healing meditation. I’ve compiled a list of compassion phrases from the comments people made in response to my post about coping with overwhelm. As I mentioned in my previous posts, these statements are not affirmations. Their purpose is to dissolve any blocks and unhealthy patterns, if any. If you say a phrase and there’s no resonance, that’s OK. There’s no harm in giving yourself compassion. And if something else is coming up for you, feel free to change the words.
If you prefer to read the statements, please take a couple of breaths to ground yourself, bring your attention to your heart-centre and solar plexus, and give yourself warm heart energy, while reading out the statements (preferably out loud).
- I’m so sorry you are juggling so many responsibilities
- I’m so sorry there are so many demands on your time
- I’m so sorry there are so many demands on you
- I’m so sorry this pressure burns you out
- I’m so sorry this overwhelm drains your energies
- I’m so sorry you are running on empty
- I’m so sorry there are not many opportunities to recharge your batteries
- I’m so sorry it’s so difficult to balance your passions and your responsibilities
- I’m so sorry finding and maintaining a balance is a myth
- I’m so sorry you thought you could do it all: have a family, career and time for yourself
- I’m so sorry that me-time gets squeezed out of your busy life
- I’m so sorry you feel guilty when you take time out
- I’m so sorry you simply can’t do everything
- I’m so sorry there’s never enough time to fit everything in
- I’m so sorry you didn’t know how to take care of yourself
- I’m so sorry other commitments take you away from what really matters to you.
- I’m so sorry you struggle to run your blog in amongst the rest of your life.
That’s it for now. Take a deep breath in through your nose and exhale through your mouth; bring your attention to your feet on the ground; and have a glass of water as soon as possible.
So, how was it? Let me know below, please.