Mar 20, 2018
Episode 52: Why You Are Allowed to Feel Overwhelmed Regardless of Your Circumstances
Todayâ€™s episode is all about overwhelm. Specifically, Tracey and Cayly are asking the question: Who gets to feel overwhelmed?
Are you allowed to feel overwhelmed if you donâ€™t have children? Are you allowed to feel overwhelmed if you have a flexible schedule that you design yourself? Are you allowed to feel overwhelmed by things you love?
Short answer: YES.
Listen in to hear Tracey and Cayly talk more specifically about their own experiences of overwhelm, why it isnâ€™t helpful to compare your overwhelm to that of those around you, and how to discern between overwhelm that is the a choice and overwhelm that is an obligation.
Enjoy the show! And please remember to leave a 5-star rating or review if you love it. Tracey and Cayly would really appreciate it!
- A little lovefest between Tracey and Cayly
- Update on the chickens
- Comparing our overwhelm to others â€” kids vs. no kids, illness vs. health, working for self vs. working for others
- How we choose our own overwhelm
- Itâ€™s okay to be overwhelmed by things you love
- What can you stop doing to feel less overwhelmed?
- Is it okay to want and do less? How do we define enough?
- What does it mean if something we enjoy (i.e. a hobby) leaves us feeling overwhelmed?
- Traceyâ€™s art (https://www.instagram.com/sassafrasspdx/) & Caylyâ€™s writing (https://www.instagram.com/p/Bew9x1pF6i9/?taken-by=cayly.c)
- On keeping commitments to ourselves in spite of overwhelm
- Episode on procrastination (http://organicacupunctureportland.com/curious-curiouser-podcast-episode-51-procrastinate/)
- Living in accordance with your values & how this can be overwhelming
- Can we do less without becoming complacent?
- Obligation vs. choice
- How to acknowledge someone elseâ€™s overwhelm without negating your own
- Self-compassion and empathy
- And more!
Piquing Our Curiosity:
The Portland Girl (http://theportlandgirl.com/), a sugaring and skincare studio in Portland, Oregon, using non-toxic products with no parabens, phthalates, sulfates, or other nasty crap. As they say on their website, Portland Girl â€œblend[s] ancient beauty rituals with cutting edge skin care treatments that target NW skin.â€ Yes, please. They are also currently partnering with Investments For Developing Communities (http://www.idcempowers.org/) to â€œprovide education sponsorships for girls and micro loans to women in developing countries.â€ Check out Portland Girl here (http://theportlandgirl.com/) and learn more about their philanthropic efforts here (http://theportlandgirl.com/giving-back/).