How many times have you said this to yourself? Or these?
“What have I gotten myself into?”
“I’m way over my head!”
“Not ready for this”
“Should have left well enough alone”
Did you ever decide to do something, then become overwhelmed by the magnitude of the task? This is what happened to me recently. I was trying hard to learn new things and reading like mad and the more I read and attempted to accomplish, the higher the stress level. Finally, a friend put it all in perspective. “Don’t try to learn everything in a couple of days. This should be fun.”
That completely settled me down again and I came to realize that perhaps I had been too impulsive about this, not taking all factors into consideration, (like time constraints). There’s no shame in deciding that something you thought you wanted really isn’t. One harsh fact that slapped me in the face: my capabilities are much less than I thought they were! Clearly this required a steeper learning curve and I just didn’t have the patience, time or will to pursue it.
So……..instead of making myself crazy, I’m rethinking the whole scenario. Not the ideal situation at this point in time, but, maybe, someday.
WHEW! That feels so much better now.