Every Friday we unite for five minutes. Only five minutes, that's all we get, that's all we have. And then, right where we are, no edits or second-thoughts, we publish those words. This week, we write on overcome.
With emotions and stress this week.
I am overcome with blue and tired.
I am overcome with all of the work.
I am overcome with hard.
I am bumping up against walls
I am bumping up against chaos and I am overwhelmed.
And when this happens, I don't sleep, I worry, my mind is racing, my body shakes with nerves that are shot.
I am overcome.
But, it is only up to me to flip the script and write my own story.
It is up to me to let go.
It is up to me to change my reaction and my response to stress - that is all I can control is my reaction.
It is up to me to change.
It is up to me to find space and breathe.
I will breathe into challenging times and I will root to rise.
I will ground myself in order to lift myself high.
I will not allow any of this to swallow me whole.
I will not be overcome, I will overcome.
I will rise to the challenge
I will find my sanity
I will remove the weight off of my chest
I will overcome.