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Reducing overwhelm

Reducing overwhelm

From my inbox

"Kanesha, I'm hanging on by a thread. I don't know how all these parents are doing it. There are so many interruptions during my work day. It's hard to stay focused. I'm exhausted by 2pm everyday - and there is still more of the day I still need to live and deal with. And this election-fatigue is so daunting. I need a clone so I can tap out. *sigh* How can I get it together because I love these kids - but I'm drowning!"

Parenting is like a “full contact sport”.

Parenting during a pandemic and a pivotal election year is next level.

Even in my role as an educator and coach supporting parents - I have my own hard parenting days.

This is not easy - right now.

The mental strain is constant.

The demands and caregiving needs can be non-stop.

Keeping it all together can feel absolutely impossible.

When I start to feel like overwhelm is showing up - I have to be honest and compassionate with myself - and then inform my family.

I have to let some "balls" drop - and I need to cocoon.

I'm sure many of us could use a nice break right now to retreat and refuel.

Be sure to schedule some time for a retreat - each day - even if it's only for 10 minutes.

We don't have to keep it all together all the time.

Do your best to stay healthy, safe, and nourished, Bold-Thinkers!


Download the list of 9 things you can do to reduce overwhelm

Kanesha Baynard

Kanesha is the founder of the Bold Living Today community focused on helping members disrupt unfulfilling patterns through creativity and navigate transition with confidence and boldness.