There’s an analogy I know about a woman spinning too many plates in the air.
It says something to the effect of – “One has to ask, if there are that many plates spinning, which one will be the first to drop, and when?”
And the answer is usually that the “housework” plate, the “husband/partner” plate, or the “children” plate goes first. Followed closely by the “healthy eating” plate.
Not the “work” plate, or the “friends” plate, or even the “computer” plate. Strange, isn’t it?
This week, my “housework” plate has smashed on the floor. So has the “healthy eating” plate, although that may have a lot to do with my visit to the American Foods shop in Auckland, where I picked up some Pop Tarts, Twinkies, Jolly Ranchers, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and Doritos (Cool Ranch).
I’m feeling overwhelmed. But as I mentioned on Facebook, not stressed. I have learned that I can choose what to deal with and when. I’m comfortable with my priority list. It’s what to put on my priority list that’s overwhelming me at the moment!
Thank goodness I am at home tomorrow. My first stop will be to clear my head. I do that by cleaning my house. Something about setting everything straight in my environment helps me set everything straight in my brain as well. After that is done, I shall create a new priority list, and work my way through it.
I’m not in a dark tunnel, and my plates are still spinning. I just need some time to clear my head so that the “overwhelmed” feeling will disappear.