Everyone gets overwhelmed at times, rushed, worried, you name it, they get it. The key to successfully continuing on is finding the calm.
This is the ability to breath, relax and calm yourself down. Some do it by meditation, others through prayer, others can simply breath in and out a few times and they relax enough to find that calm place within.
Finding the calm, is the process of surrendering to the fact that you cannot control everything and you can only change the things within your control. So, what are those things? Well, they are the actions you make, the words you use and the choices you make. Everything outside of yourself is not within your control.
Another way to find calm is to surrender your worries, fears and anxiety to God. When we do this and fully trust God to carry our problems there is a peacefulness that rests within us and calm begins to settle over us like a warm blanket. God is able to carry what we cannot but we must trust Him to do it. If we do not then, it becomes ‘lip service’ and we will not find the calm we are looking for.
Sometimes all one needs to do is lay their worries, fear and stress at their feet and walk away for awhile. Some call this disassociation, others call it temporary avoidance but reality is that we are putting down what we can’t carry at the moment . When we are tired we sleep, sometimes nap , and when we wake we are ready to start again fresh. It is the same when we set down that which is weighing heavy on us, resting, replenishing our strength, until we can pick ourselves up and carry on.
Whatever burdens are weighing you down, hand them over or set them down and you will begin your journey to finding the calm.