Sandy Pit of Overwhelm

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Do you ever feel completely overwhelmed like you’re in quicksand and can’t get out? I know this happens to me every now and then. It can be so difficult to pull yourself out but you have to find your way back to level ground. When I’m at that point, I have a way of giving into that sinking feeling and thinking things are worse than they are. I have to remind myself not to evaluate my life when I’m at this point because I can’t see things clearly when I’m sinking. I’ve found key things and people to be my lifeline so I can pull myself back out.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve felt a little discouraged that my business isn’t growing as quickly as I anticipated. I’ve also felt overwhelmed with all of the work I’m putting in with lackluster results. It’s caused me to evaluate what I’m doing, identify what’s not working, and finding better ways to reap the results I want. A sponsored post popped up on my feed for a webinar and I signed up. It turned out to be just what I needed to pull me out of that sandy pit I was sinking into. While I didn’t get incredible results from one day to the next, I was able to come up with a plan and was flooded with inspiration. If the plan doesn’t work, I’ll be more mindful to evaluate the results going forward before I let myself get back to the point I found myself in.

Each time I get out of that pit of overwhelm, I realize how far I’ve come, how many times I’ve fallen into quicksand and gotten out, and how resilient I’ve become. Today I just wanted to remind you that if you’re stuck in the sand, you’ll find a way out like you always do! Don’t let the current situation sink you. Don’t trick yourself into thinking there’s no way out or that you’ll be stuck there forever. This isn’t the first time you’ve been in a sandpit (probably won’t be the last) but you can find the way to get out!

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In the comments, share something you do to help get out of the sinking feeling of overwhelm. You just might inspire someone to find a way to get out of the pit themselves!

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26 thoughts on “Sandy Pit of Overwhelm

    1. There’s nothing that would make me sink faster than evaluating my life when I was at my worst. I wasn’t able to see anything other than the fact I was sinking and it just made me feel like I was being engulfed in that sand pit of despair. So glad that you enjoyed this post, it’s so nice to meet you ❤

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    1. I’m so glad it resonated with you. I know what that’s like. It took me 2 years to focus on changing my perspective so I could have lasting change. I’m human and have my moments that I feel overwhelmed but the difference is those times no longer turn into days which become months or years. When I feel myself starting to slip, I know how to catch myself and get back on my path. May you surround yourself with the people and things that help you bring wonderful things into your life. ❤ ❤

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  1. Low ebbs are part of everyone’s life. When we’re mentally or emotionally exhausted, we should avoid introspection. I try to get out in nature, be with other people, and count my blessings. I say little prayers of thanks every morning as a reminder of everything I’m grateful for. Once I’ve rewired my brain, then I deal with the challenges I’m facing. If I can make positive changes, I do. If not, I accept my limitations. The important thing is not to think we’ve failed if we don’t achieve our desired results; otherwise, we’ll sink back in the quicksand again.

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    1. Very true. Getting out in nature is a great way to reset. Gratitude is an incredible way to shift your perspective. I too start and end my day with words of thanks. Thank you for sharing ❤

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  2. Good for you Niki! Adjusting expectations does wonders for our spirit. Stepping back & realizing how far you’ve come does wonders for our motivation. Sharing your ups & downs does wonders for your readers! Thank you for sharing. 💃♥️

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    1. I used to think so too but my perspective of failure has changed. For me, failure is only when I stop trying. Some things will fail and that’s ok. Failure is no longer every time I don’t succeed on the first attempt. Failure is a great teacher. 🙂

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      1. Yes, failure is a great teacher, and that makes a way to come out of the sandpits we fall into, if there is a way into it, so there would be a way out of it.

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  3. “Today I just wanted to remind you that if you’re stuck in the sand, you’ll find a way out like you always do!” I love that. We usually allow ourselves to think that those bad times will never end, and that we will be stuck in this spiral of negative emotions forever. But eventually we do get out. It’s easy to forget that.
    Thank you for the reminder. 💛

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    1. I’m so glad you found this timely reminder. I let myself be in that place for a long time. Now I realize that while things happen that are beyond my control, I can control how I react to them. That has made such a difference in my life. Wishing you all that you need to support you in your journey ❤

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