When You Hit A Wall: The Nothing Experiment, Part I

This week has been probably my toughest so far since I became a Mami three months ago. There is a lot going on — and I can feel my patience disappearing quickly. I have spent the day today feeling overwhelmed and on the verge of tears, and I have no way of knowing when things will level out again. So, what in the world is a Mami to do? Because I certainly know that continuing along with the sour attitude I currently have will not help a thing.

I am a problem-solver, so I feel the need to get to the bottom of things. But how do I do that when the bottom of things is buried beneath a big pile of blah? I need answers, and fast! So I have decided to focus on one thing at a time.

It is easy to feel smothered when you are trying to do too many things at once. So that will be going out of the window right this moment. I am going to give myself permission to not have a plan for anything beyond just caring for myself and Mr. Sweetie for the rest of this week. I know other things will come up, but I am not going to stress myself out with feeling pressured to get a list of things done. The expectation I have of trying this is that it will make me:

  • feel more relaxed
  • happy that I have achieved everything I end up doing, rather than disappointed to see all the loose ends I have left behind. Anything outside of nothing automatically then becomes super-extra-bonus points! And who ever gets too many of those?
  • allow myself to re-center in my Mami duties
  • get my feelings back in check
  • approach the coming week with a positive attitude, feeling refreshed and ready

Stay tuned for my update and log next week of progress! Here’s to a successful venture!


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Mami is an artist, aspiring entrepreneur, and first-time, full-time mother. She enjoys long walks with Mr. Sweetie, good food and cooking, her family and dear friends, writing, arting and crafting. She doesn't know everything, but wants to learn, and loves to do research and share what she finds. She thinks life is like a box of puzzle pieces: you keep trying until it fits, because every piece has its place. She owns and operates whatever she sets her mind to, and knows that the sky is only the limit if you haven't left the ground yet.

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