That’s the question I ponder this morning. Those with kids are probably saying “You don’t even know overwhelmed.” But I would be hurt if someone said that to me. I don’t feel stressed or miserable, this week is simply one where I’m juggling a lot of plates. There is lots to think about, lots to consider, things to plan (When will I run by the grocery store to make that pound cake for tomorrow night?, etc) I’m not saying I’m not happy, because I am. I’ve laughed with J this week, I’ve caught up with friends and family, I’ve enjoyed the work week, but I’m stretched. Yes, stretched is a nice way to put it.
So I ask, what’s the best attitude when you’re overwhelmed with things that must be completed or thought about?
I don’t want to complain, but I do want to be wise. I don’t want to be selfish, but I don’t want to be thoughtful. I want to get good sleep in preparation for busy days, but I’d rather stay up and read or doing a task. I want to be content, at rest, and thankful, and I am, but I’m also continually buzzing with thoughts, plans, tasks, and expectations.
The busyness won’t change, and that’s okay. Some weeks are crazier than others, it’s what makes life full! But, what is the best attitude for that kind of week? When you terribly want to be weary and frazzled, but don’t want to complain or feel anxious.
What would you say? I’m eager to hear.