Anxious Much?

I AM TIRED!

Not physically tired, but…mentally drained. I am such a Type A person and sometimes this can be exhausting. Who am I kidding lol, this can be MESSY. I love who I am. I just need to establish better boundaries for my self-care.

Having a Type A personality means that I have a tendency to remind myself of the time urgency with pretty much everything. This includes big tasks and even those smaller ones that don’t seem to matter. Funny because I know this about myself and I also forget this very fact about myself as well.

So, on the days where I feel a little extra winded and determined to complete my “forever list”, I don’t realize that I create this madness in my head until it’s too late. *slaps forehead*

Something that I have changed to counter this madness is to be intentional about quieting my mind. This process will look different for every person. But for me, I acknowledge my own weaknesses in this area. I’ve honestly tried different ways on becoming less anxious in my thoughts, and I have been successful…but this hasn’t lasted longer than maybe a few days. I’m not capable of taking on such a task on my own, so I ask God to help me here. I have to pray for peace of mind and the ability NOT to go crazy from my self-made issues.

What is your personality type and how has this impacted your level of stress?

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I refuse to be so overcome by my lists that I miss out on what’s presently more important. Like enjoying my family. Recently I’ve seen myself stop errands midway and just walk away, even for just a few hours or to pick them back up the next day. What an impact this has made on my sanity!

Trust me, this has been more difficult than it seems. For those of us who live by calendars, and to do lists…you know what taking a break means. Your mind may still not shut off. Even if you physically remove yourself from a task, you may still be talking to yourself about all that is left for you to do..and how you’re going to get it done.

Don’t get too hard on yourself because there is still hope!

Since I have temporarily transitioned from an office job to an at home job in caring for my little one, I’ve had to adjust my schedule completely from a set in stone calendar of responsibilities to allowing myself to be physically and emotionally present for myself and for my family. I’ve made the change because I’ve seen how challenging I’ve made things for myself with lists, and lists, and lists! Did I mention how unnecessary many of these were?!

I take comfort in meditating on reminders such as these:

“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life” ? Matthew 6:25 & 27

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When I actually took a step back and allowed God to take control of my anxious mind and give me the opportunity to be present emotionally and physically for my family…I have truly been blessed! My days are so much lighter. I let go of things that I would normally hold onto for weeks. I smile more just because and I am genuinely happier. We all still have a ton of things to get done, so I’m not completely pushing off these responsibilities. What I AM doing is giving myself the opportunity to “take a break”, when before I would say this but this wasn’t actually the case. I want to be able to forgive myself for trying to do it all…ALL of the time!

My hope is that we all learn how to breathe a little easier and take in those moments that we used to ignore or may not even have noticed because we were knee-deep in our running tab of errands and things to get done before the days end. If you’re willing…allowing your prayers and your faith to shift your worries to be more manageable if this is something that you haven’t tried.

Until Next Time 🙂

XOXO ~Sharece

@befree2love

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Hey guys! I am feeling like I need a swift kick in the rear end today.  I’ve been dragging my feet!  I am tired, and not at all feeling 100 % as usual.  It’s been difficult to shake off the funk, and I’ve wanted nothing more than to stay in bed all day.

Normally I have my ideas for my blog posts set up during the beginning of the week.  This seems to work for me, because I’m not super stressed trying to rack my brain for something “cool” to come to mind.  But, today is just not my day.  I wasn’t feeling too hot, and I am in need of some serious strength.

I’m always excited to read the posts that many of you update throughout the week.  I love how motivated all of you are with remaining consistent with your posts. I’ve watched in envy today how you all have been interacting with fellow bloggers, and I just have some questions for you.

Have any of you ever experienced a “blah” day, but more than anything still wanted to update your blog?  Yup, this is my life right now.  How were you able to bounce back from the blah-ness? I’m seeking some tips from anyone willing to share, on how to overcome these feelings and stick to doing what I love most.

~XOXO

FreeBryd

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Sleepless Nights//Thoughts From A Restless Mind 

  
Tossing and turning throughout the night
Wondering if my pillow has been adjusted just right

Growing tired of the continuous switching sides of the bed

Struggling to compete with the racing thoughts in my head

Stop

Thinking about work when you have a few more hours to yourself

What do you have to do tomorrow?

What’s wrong with me? Why can’t I sleep?

Hoping to start that workout that I’ve been neglecting

Ugh!

Maybe I’ll push it off just one more day…

No I won’t…not today

I promised myself to do

Away with the excuses

Besides, don’t you want to see results?

Still noticing that I’m not asleep

The bright green glare from the clock seems to be taunting me

Turned my fans up to the highest setting

The crosswinds and the white noise help to comfort me

I’ll search for a new book on my kindle to help pass the time

Hoping that losing myself in a good read will send me into a peaceful sleep….

Praying for heavy eyelids

Please share what works for you all when you’re trying to sleep.