Do you get drained by a potential and looming period of busy?
I recorded this week’s podcast twice and made a decision as I was walking home in the rain. It was inspired by a wonderful expression that Tuula used in the Members Haven when we were discussing burnout and how introverts and highly sensitive people can avoid it. When talking about how to approach a looming busy period that feels overwhelming she said:
“You can’t peel two potatoes at the same time. So potato by potato.” – Tuula
The Next 3 Weeks
I will be taking the next three weeks off from podcasting while my wife and I go to South Africa. We are visiting my parents. Initially I was intending to get ahead and record podcasts before we went but I haven’t had the time to produce stuff that I’m happy with and I don’t want to put stuff out just for the sake of it.
So to avoid burnout and frustration I am taking a break from producing new episodes of the podcast until the 17th September. That way I can get myself back on track and get thinking about taking stuff to the next level when I return.
Overwhelmed and Over-faced
What happens during these inevitable times? How do we get through and stem the feeling of overwhelm? For me it becomes a huge challenge to being present and mindful, yet these practices become all the more poignant at such times. In this week’s podcast I talk briefly about why it’s important to stop looking at the big picture, and to move bit by bit, moment by moment when things feel loomingly overwhelming:
- It’s easy to wish your life away
- You can forget to find the moments of calm
- You forget what CAN be done because you concentrate on what CAN’T be done
- Understand that uncertainty is one of the only certainties in life