Do you ever use up way too much energy on something that really wasn't worth it? Waste hours over something that made very little difference in the long run? Care too much about things that apparently matter only to yourself?
I find myself occasionally rushing around trying to fix everything that's wrong with my house, my kids, myself, etc., only to discover that they're not really broken after all.
When I get stuck in that pattern I know I need to give myself room to bounce.
Remember what it was like to bounce a superball when you were a kid? I do. I remember when they were invented...a wonder of modern technology. One little bounce and they'd fly up higher than the house. Do it inside and it would bounce back and forth between the ceiling and the floor until it finally lost steam.
And then you just had to try to catch it in an over-turned shoe box.
Holding your shoebox as high as you could reach, you'd catch it on its way up, watch it hit the floor again, then lower the box little by little till it was just a blur of motion as it beat up and down till there was no more bounce left in it.
I've had days like that.
I just need to find a way to get out from under the box and give myself room to bounce.
This blog post was inspired by this blog post.