How do you cope with being overwhelmed?
I vacuum! How crazy is that?
I have a LOT to do this week. It was all rolling around in my mind and I felt pretty good about meeting my deadlines, but I was afraid I might be forgetting something. So I started jotting down notes, and the longer the list got, the more I realized I might be in trouble. The overwhelm set in – I started to panic.
So what did I do?
No, I did not get started on the list. I got out the Dyson and started vacuuming a rug that didn’t really need it.
That is how I roll.
I don’t know if it is the noise that relaxes me or just doing SOMETHING. But I do it every time I reach this point. Every. Time.
Once the room was vacuumed, I was able to settle down and get to work checking things off the list.
But I did have to take a moment to laugh at myself.
Am I the only one? Or do you have a little off-kilter way of managing your overwhelm?