Busyness, an epidemic. I'm sure we've all felt its weight. I've been very busy at work, leading up to a giant trade show next week. I've been consciously paying attention to my center, trying to maintain a calm state. I think I've been better able to do so this year as compared to last.
To do so, I have to make space for regular moments of peace. For me, this often involves tea. Other self-care practices that work for me include exercise, nature walks and journaling. I also need to ensure I eat well and get plenty of sleep. I've been working into a meditation practice (5 minutes is where I'm starting).
Something else I find helpful is re-framing. Yes, I'm very busy but I also feel very fortunate to enjoy the work I'm doing. The busyness has difficult moments, but my experience is far more good than bad. I am grateful. I try to focus on the good parts rather than allowing the relatively small uncomfortable parts to claim more than their fair share of attention.
I'm not perfect and have plenty of mental demons to battle. I can fall into a spiraling story of panic, "Ahhhh! I'm so busy, how will I get it all done?!"
How do you make space for sanity in the midst of too much busyness?