Today I had a day in which I felt overwhelmed. I was cramming a whole lot into the work day because I am determined to take the next three days off to be with my kids. I have to work Friday, for sure, then the girls will go to their dad’s house for the long weekend, and then, that’s it…goodbye summer.

Running my to do list through my head, I realized that I finished, or managed, everything I could for today.

I really find it useful to stop and think…is there anything I can do about the things that are making me feel overwhelmed?

No?

Then there is no reason to be anxious.

Sometimes this simple practice literally feels like turning down the noise in my brain – Silencing the static. 

(Other times it doesn’t work for shit, but it’s always worth a try!)

Perspective helps tonight.

With the devastation happening in Texas, caused by a hurricane bearing my very name – Harvey – I am keenly aware of how little I have about which to truly complain, or about which to be anxious.

How much we take for granted.

Safe loved ones, a warm dinner, a dry bed, a roof over our heads…

Tonight, I’m choosing to count my blessings instead of my worries.

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