June is turning out to be a crazy, jam-packed, busy month here in my little corner of the world. I have four projects going and I do a little of each project every day but feel that I’m not making progress on any of them. My concentration gets fragmented when I have several things going at once and sometimes I feel paralyzed when I think I may not finish them on time. Or if I think that I don’t know what I’m doing. I believe those fears are common but I wonder how other people deal with them?
I used to know a Buddhist minister who told us how to meditate: “When thoughts arise, open the front door and let them in — and then open the back door and let them out. Do not invite them in for tea.”
This is how I try to treat my insecurities and fears. I say, “Oh hello. I know you. Goodbye.”
I learned another trick from IttyBiz. When the panic arises and I think I don’t know what I’m doing… I tell myself that I don’t know what I’m doing YET. That’s a much more powerful message to tell your subconscious mind.
And another message to remember: Don’t take yourself too seriously. Oh yeah.
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My problem is I lost the key to the back door. I laid in bed for four hours last night thinking about stupid things.
Yes — like me with the bathroom taps. Which still haven’t been found. I’ve been eating cereal in the night when I can’t sleep. It seems to calm me down.
That is exactly what I did. Ate a bowl of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes and watched the episode of Colbert Report that I recorded… at four in the morning.
These are very good words of wisdom Rockyann, and arrived at a most opportune time. Thanks for the reminder.