Recall from TV or movies a washing machine that was filled with way too much soap. Some person always discovers this said machine and the bubbles are endlessly spewing everywhere. The TV/movie person always tries to pop, sweep, and contain these bubbles. However, more bubbles keep coming and coming.
Those bubbles are my anxiety at the moment. However, I’m not panicking or flailing trying to deal with it all. Perhaps not so gracefully, but quite mindfully, I am facing each anxiety spiking occurrence once at a time and as they come instead of dreading. But, to be honest, there is a wee bit of dreading (I try to calm and stop myself when I notice it happening, so baby steps).
In other words, so much is going on! And it is only going to get busier.
Still, I managed to do a complete edit pass on PLANET. I need to polish and send it at this point. I’m hoping to do at least one polish pass done this week (if not the two I need to do). Despite not wanting to, I have managed to stick with exercising. I read some while waiting for things (like my husband when he was getting blood work done), but no awesome progress. I failed at being active in most my online communities. I did zero work on ALCHEMY.
Honestly, my main goal this week isn’t a writing goal. My main goal is having everything ready for school’s start (a week from Monday). That means attending 2 open houses, filling out two things of paper work, taking kids to appointments, and buying the last of the back to school clothes that we need right now. And if possible, find a yellow folder. (Yup, still.)
What calming routines/rituals/activities do you use to soothe your nerves?
How are you spending the end of August?