This isn't meant to be a winded post but..
When you feel overwhelmed and your mind is just FULL.. make some breathing room on your own terms. When I feel like that I have to do any of the following:
- Go for a run by myself
- Dance like I was back in college in my modern dance class wishing I could dance for Alvin Ailey..
- Take a long drive and not mind getting lost because I always find my way home again..
I feel so much better when I do any of those things. As much as I love being around people, my children and husband, sometimes I just want to spend time with myself. As a mom, it's not always easy to have those moments but you have to almost borrow or steal them, ya know?
Here's the thing..
So, whether you walk around the block, or office grounds or take a long spontaneous drive somewhere that gives you peace..
Give yourself the time to create mental space for what you are seeking. Then, try muting your thoughts.