Jan 26, 2011

tomorrow is a beautiful new day


Here is the truth: Today I am feeling overwhelmed.  

I am overwhelmed with too much to do.  But, everything I have to do, is what I love to do.  I am in the middle of a beautiful new project on gratitude.  I am painting every day.  I am having my website completely redone.  I am doing guest posts and a custom order.  I am just overwhelmed today.  I have moments of wondering what is wrong with me?  Shouldn't I just be grateful?  But, the truth is, I am grateful

Oh, my.  This is what I would like to say to me today.

Dear Me,

It's okay, honey.  Go to bed early with a cup of tea and an Oprah Magazine.  Tomorrow is a beautiful new day.

Love you,
Me

So, I am excusing myself from this day and following my own advice.  You will be reading this post on Wednesday, a beautiful new day, a day where I will tackle my To-Do list with reckless abandon, calm and clarity.  Yes

What do you do when you are feeling overwhelmed?  I would love to know!

17 comments:

Laura said...

Aw, I love the little letter to yourself. So sweet! I tend to take a nap when I'm overwhelmed. Just an hour of quieting the mind can completely rejuvenate it for me.

Kathleen said...

I usually tell my family I need a time out. I go into the bathroom and have a almond honey bath, glass of wine, and turn on some music to muffle the correcting of behaviors in the other room!

I am struggling with the same things and I hope you find your balance.

Kathleen xx


Ps. The painting is lovely.

Design Elements said...

love the little letter. I usually take some time out, walk alone, read "Clear Your Clutter With Feng Shui" and began to de-clutter my home :-) lovely greetings

Lori said...

Oh de-cluttering is such a great idea! I feel better today because I got up early and de-cluttered my studio/office. Now I can breathe easier. I am just beginning to realize how much clutter effects my ability to cope! Thanks so much for comments :)

Anna said...

Escape into the world of books - that works for me! Love the colors in your painting.

Prairie Girl Studio said...

what do i do?
surrender ...
take a deep breath ...
accept and then i do the 'chisel' action ...
chisel away ... a bit at a time at anything, anything at all to feel a teensy bit better and it usually entails picking up the clutter!
so glad you are feeling better today, lori ...
love your letter to you and that you are giving yourself the go ahead to accept 'days like this' ; )
i can hear your sweet bird singing a new song today!
xoxo
prairiegirl

songskatesang said...

Oh my goodness. You read my mind. :) I like your letter. I think I am going to use that today.

Teresa O said...

I think writing a letter to yourself is a wonderful to say it's ok to have a down day. I search for inspiration on down days, a blog, a book, a quote, a beautiful photo...something, anything to uplift myself.

deb did it said...

I light incense,pour the wine,saddle up to my sewing machine, and drive for miles and miles of thread!

kelly@thebluemuse said...

very often i do just as you do, give it up and know that tomorrow is a new day.it helps, and what else can you do, really? this made me smile.

blue elephant photography said...

i was feeling the same way too so i when i got home, i picked up my camera and played with light and my cactus =) and i actually thought my cactus told me that i will be okay.

Jo said...

Due to a recent illness and extended recovery (with a couple of surgeries thrown in there), I've been incredibly overwhelmed as of late because I got behind in so many things. Last weekend I started forcing myself to look at One thing that needs to be done and doing it, once a day, instead of looking at All that needs to be done and not being able to do anything. It's working out well and I'm feeling accomplished instead of inadequate. I turn to things I love to soothe my soul. (Writing, reading, blogging, knitting, taking photo's). I accept my limitations and rest when I need to.

~Kristina said...

that letter is just what i needed to see today.
thank you.

Jamie said...

I'm pinning this note up to my mirror so I can see it at least twice a day.

Lori said...

Oh thank you so much for all of your thoughtful comments! Such wonderful ideas :) xo

deb said...

oh, I just posted about this,
it helps to remember to be astonished by life's beauty.even in the midst of overwhelmed.
even

ELK said...

no more to do lists .. do what you can in a day .. list whatever you have finished or even tried.. stand back and say "TA DA!" and applaud yourself for it..after all we can only do what we can do..big hug all!!