In the Middle of Things


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.

Happy midweek.

4 thoughts on “In the Middle of Things

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

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