I wonder how much of what weighs me down is not mine to carry? It all begins and ends in your mind. What you give power to, has power over you. If you allow it.
I am writing this post because ... I, Alexa Renee Glazer, needs to calm the heck down. I need to control what I can control. I need to trust the process. I need to stop stressing. Yesterday I called my mom per usual. Mom's make everything better and my mom usually does just that. She tells me how it is and gives me just the right amount of "strap on a pair" and just relax a little. She asked how I was and I responded "good but stressed." This seems to be my response to everyone lately. That right now I am in the most exciting time in my life but it also seems to be one of the most stressful. So there I was on the phone "Mom I am going to cry..." and boom tears. I am great at stating this before I start, so when the tears come people are a little less alarmed. Guess what crying does? Sure it releases some negative energy but in this situation it did nothing to fix any problems. Most problems that weren't problems on my end .... the weight that isn't mine to carry but somehow finds its way on my shoulders.
You can do anything but not everything. This is a wake up call. I am someone who believes I can do anything AND everything. In reality, no matter how great your time management is, no matter how great your discipline, work ethic and passion is ... there is still only 24 hours in a day. I say only 24 hours a day because I genuinely wish there was more time and that we didn't actually get tired and need sleep.
Truth is ... there isn't enough time to do everything. With that said, do not get lazy on me. Do not say "Well Alexa said I can't do everything so I am not going to do it." False. Test yourself, but I promise you will reach a point when you need to take a step back and prioritize.
There is that prioritize word ... ew. I have about a million and one different priorities, definitely not just one, or a top three or even a top five. I am about as scatterbrained as can be. This is the problem though. Scatterbrainedness causes stress. At least for me. Stress cause tears, frustration, and overthinking. Again, for me. It's different for everyone.
When your stress, stresses you out to the point that you're to stressed to worry about your stress, just think that about 98% of your problems would be solved if you stopped overthinking things and just calmed the hell down.
So what do we do when we think the stress is too much? We PRESS PAUSE. We remove ourselves and look at the inside from the outside. We actually begin to prioritize. We breathe. Lots and lots of breathing. We talk to ourselves. Words of encouragement, that is. Don't beat yourself up so much (take your own advice Alexa. Mental note: got it!). Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe and have faith that everything will work out for the best. Let fate take the reigns a little ... scary ... I know friend. But trust.
Your mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges and your stress. Use it wisely. With that said, sometimes the most productive think you can do is relax. Inhale the good vibes, and exhale the bull shit. Guess what ... sometimes it's okay to say "f*ck it." Only every now and again though darling.
If you're stressed ... take some time to figure out what will make your soul happy. You have enough. You do enough. You are enough. Remember that my love.