Feeling Overwhelmed

By Nancy Stoops

We tell ourselves that we are given what we can handle.  Sometimes it sure does feel like we are given way more then we can or should have to handle.  I laugh to myself and think my creator must think I’m superwoman and must think so much of me to give me such a load to overcome.  Well that’s the positive to think about all of it.  At the time when I’m going through all of it, there isn’t anything that feels complimentary about my pain.  I just know that I have to find solutions and work through it.  After all we are here to learn the lessons we are supposed to learn. I bet many of you reading this understand what I’m saying.  Just when I feel overwhelmed I am reminded of all that I have already overcome.  This helps remind me that I have learned what I need to do to overcome issues.  I have the tools and I bet you forgot you have them too.

I bet you have forgotten how very strong and tenacious you are.  I bet you have forgotten all that you have already overcome.  I bet you forgot to remind yourself that we are only given what we can handle.  So just for a moment close your eyes and feel the strength that lives within.  Now remind yourself about all that you have overcome and worked through.  In this moment let the self- pride shower over you.  Now let it go and let those tears run down your cheeks.  Do you feel the peace inside reminding yourself of just how awesome you are?  So now create a plan to chip away a little bit each day.  Also as each day comes to end learn to pat yourself on the back for who you are today and promise that with each tomorrow there will come a better YOU!!!

This article was written by Nancy Stoops M.A., M.F.T.  Nancy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  Nancy is now accepting new clients.  She also works as a motivational speaker.  Nancy runs free family support groups, a group on loss for seniors, and groups for teens and can handle many court mandated needs.  For more information about any of these services contact Nancy at (909) 229-0727.  You may e-mail Nancy at nancyjstoops@verizon.net. You may purchase Nancy’s books Live Heal and Grow and Midnight the Therapy Dog at Amazon.com.