Welcome to my main post for my Write 31 Days challenge this year! I have to admit that I had a heck of a time coming up with a topic this year. I had so many different ideas running through my mind, but it seemed like every time I found a topic that I liked, I couldn’t find the time to flesh out what I wanted to say on that topic. In one word, I was overwhelmed. In fact, I am still overwhelmed.
If you don’t know what the Write 31 Days challenge is all about, I recommend heading over to the website for more information. If you decide to join in, let me know! I would love to follow along with you.
This will actually be my fifth year participating! My previous 31 Days projects are:
After realizing how overwhelmed I felt, how out of sync I felt, and how I seemed to be letting life happen to me rather than taking control, I knew what my topic would be.
31 Days of Overcoming Overwhelm
This will not necessarily be prescriptive. While I would love to say that I wrote out all of my posts ahead of time – I most definitely did not. In fact, while I am writing this intro post, I am absolutely at the end of my rope as far as overwhelm seems to go. No, instead, I will be writing about my changes and thoughts as they happen. This is a real time experiment guys, and I hope you will follow along.
I know that I am not the only woman out there that feels overwhelmed. In fact, I bet there are a large portion of my readers that feel overwhelmed in some way or another. My goal is to try and encourage you (and myself!) to move forward, and to make some necessary changes in order to thrive.
That could mean adding in more margin, it could mean saying yes to the *right* things (for us), it could mean more self-care, or some time unplugged. It could mean new rhythms, routines, and schedules. For me, it probably looks like all of the above.
Over the next month, I plan to take you through the changes that I need to make now, and hopefully you will find some encouragement to fight your own overwhelm, whatever it may be from. My goal is to be able to settle into a much neater, nicer way of living day-to-day, so that I can be a positive role model in my children’s lives, and to encourage them to be positive influences on those around them.
I will update this post as I go throughout the month, so that at the end all of my posts will be linked here for an easy way to find them. Make sure you subscribe and pin this post so that you can follow along as well.
What are some ways you deal with overwhelm in your life? Do you have any specific questions I may be able to address this month?