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Surviving and Overcoming Overwhelm: Unbecoming Small and Embracing Your Inner Giant

Updated: Jun 22, 2023


Beautiful bowl of spaghetti

Let's be real for a second, everyone. Life sometimes feels like a humongous bowl of spaghetti, doesn't it? An intimidating pile of pasta that's difficult to navigate. You're not sure where to start, which strand to pull, or how to avoid a marinara sauce explosion. Overwhelm. That's the word for it. But don't worry, you're not alone.


I want to take you on a little journey. You, me, and your inner giant. That's right, the you that can look at that bowl of spaghetti-life and say, "I've got this." But first, we need to address the elephant in the room - our overwhelm.


Your Tiny Elephant and the Overwhelm Circus


Think of overwhelm like a tiny elephant trying to balance on a circus ball. You're trying to juggle a thousand things at once - work, family, health, not to mention keeping up with the latest Netflix show (Hey, I'm not here to judge. We've all got our priorities).


This elephant, your overwhelm, makes you feel small. It tells you, "You can't handle this. It's too much." But remember, the elephant isn't a small. It’s just a scared, small part of you playing tricks. So, let's start by acknowledging the elephant, shall we?


Acknowledge, Accept, Advance


A lot of the time, we want to slay the elephant - poof - out of existence. But this isn't about killing anything. It's about acknowledging and accepting this small, overwhelmed part of ourselves. Why? Because understanding leads to growth, and growth leads to our inner giant.


So, how does one go from tiny elephant to towering giant? Baby steps, my friend, baby steps. It's all about small, consistent actions.


Unbecoming Small: Lessons from a Giant


Let's move to the practical side. A simple trick is to start your day with a "done" list instead of a "to-do" list. Seriously, it works wonders! Every morning, write down three things you accomplished the previous day. It doesn't matter if it's as small as making your bed or as big as nailing a presentation. Progress is progress, and your inner giant appreciates it.


Next, adopt the art of saying "no." It's a magic word that giants use often. You can't and don't have to do everything. Remember, even superheroes take days off!


Your Future: Bigger than the Past


Don't forget to give yourself permission to outgrow your past. Your mistakes don't define you. They're not chains, but stepping-stones to becoming a giant. And if you ever feel like you're becoming small again, remember the spaghetti. You've handled it before, and you can do it again.

With every strand of overwhelm you untangle, you grow taller. Your inner giant becomes stronger. So, look at that bowl again and say, "I’ve got this."


In conclusion, remember that feeling overwhelmed doesn't make you small. It makes you human. And your inner giant is more human than anything. So let's unbecome small and embrace our inner giants.


After all, life's a bowl of spaghetti, not a circus.


This article was created in collaboration with AI.

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