I would describe myself as a positive person, quite laid back and not one to sweat the small stuff. However, lately I feel like I have been struggling with a few things. I have been poorly so I know that has been a factor but I also feel a little anxious about everything. I feel like there is so much whirling around in my head that I don’t know how to deal with it all. Most days I am fine but every so often this feeling of pressure creeps over me.
I find that tiny non-important things build up in my head. An example of this is Meme’s gym shoes no longer fit and she needs a new pair, something as simple at that. Something that can easily be fixed but this somehow has been magnified in my head, I have made it into a massive issue causing me to stress about it. Really – gym shoes!? I know all I need to do is to take Meme the shop and buy some but I seem to struggle with it.
At the moment I have so much to remember – appointments, parents evenings, dance exams, swimming lessons, Dr appointments – the list is never ending. I actually feel like I’m drowning in a sea of school letters and party invitations and I honestly can’t see a way out. It’s overwhelming.
At the moment I just keep thinking ‘if I could just get to the weekend I will get back some control’. I then start the week feeling positive and in control but by Wednesday I am getting tired and feel like I’m chasing my tail.
I know I need to try and get organised, I am sure this will help. To sit and plan and ensure I have a couple of hours to get things done. To try and stop falling into this state of panic and, more importantly, to try and keep everything in perspective.
Do you ever feel simply overwhelmed by life?