When you feel overwhelmed, pause and flip things around

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Great lesson of life for me today.

Lot’s of good things at once, a sudden opportunity to show my Art in NYC, a friend passing by NYC and reaching out for lunch or coffee, some important steps, and every day (setting up the kids for school, breakfast, packing lunch, bringing them to school, etc, the house in a big mess, your eldest who can’t find her phone and lunch pass, some more to do).
Well all is positive and fine, but I got overwhelmed, how can I be in 3 places at the same time, how can I do 5 major things today at once, closing my eyes on all that needs to be done and is not done yet.

Including a move to Miami, a trip to Europe, work in NYC, project to fast forward, photoshoot to plan, math homework of my 7 years old, a going away party for my 13 years old to through, my 10 years old asking for playdates and more and more….

Yeah, that is a bit how my head is for the moment….

And Yet, let’s pause a minute….it’s only very positive things, we have our health and family… theses 2 are check… the main ones… food on the table…

Well I need to give back to others, who has less…

And Yet as a normal person, my head was half exploding and tears were not far to appear at the corner of my eyes…

Our friend from Luxembourg told me, well it’s only beautiful things happening….

He is so right…  and I say to myself “Jessica just chill out… take one thing at a time and turn your overwhelmed head around… from the stress you are experiencing : try to focus on how good all is and stop loosing your time on unnecessary worries”… Imagine in the middle of all that I take time to write a post….

May my journey inspire you to take a moment and flip things around, if you feel overwhelmed that means that a lot of good things are also coming up.

For each problem there is a solution, flip things around to find it. In my case, it is not problems, so the solution is “Just let go and do one thing at a time”, and enjoy the journey…

Try to remeber that there is always a way to see the cup half full..

Thank you my friend, and thank you for reading….

Sending love back to all…

Jess @hopeje

PPS : Also accept others help, just form the 2 last days, thank your my husband for taking over some stuff, thank you Viki for buying the snack for my son, Thank you Christine for putting up my Art for showing in your gorgeous setting, thank you Tatiana for holding the playdate yesterday, thank you Maureen for throwing a GAP for me, and the thank you list is endless… Thank you maman for always answering your phone, to my sister for being, to my papa for reminding me to look up the window and thank G for the day, to my Myriam for being their no matter what, for my Carony for also being there, Thank you Jolie, my inlaw for being a great support  and many many more……

PS: Photo by me from my women’s project  

It’s called ” Like a Bon fire” by Jessica de Vreeze

3 thoughts on “When you feel overwhelmed, pause and flip things around

  1. Beautiful written, Jess! I could really feel a “tornado” feeling as I was reading what is going on in your life, and then shifted to peace when you started to talk about flipping things around! Hugs!

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