You know when you go to the supermarket for a few things and next thing you are in the line juggling a huge pile of stuff on your arms because you got way more than you meant to?
And you know how you often end up with a weird feeling in one of your hands because you were holding on to something with a pinkie or a thumb and it was too heavy for one finger – or too heavy across the palm of your hand?
And you didn’t realize that your hand was hurting until you put everything down because previous to that point you were focused on the balancing instead of on what you were carrying?
I’m kind of finding that with a lot of things in my work/volunteer life lately.
I mean, I knew I was juggling a fair bit but over the past couple of months I have brought my attention to all of the things that were actually in my hands. And, I have been laying them down one by one and seeing how much I actually want to be carrying.
And my hands feel weird because I had stuff hung off all of my fingers and they were hurting, but I didn’t realize it.
I had no idea how much I had in them until I put the stuff down – my focus was on keeping the pile balanced.
I am being VERY careful about how much I pick back up.
Does this feel familiar to you?
Has your focus been on the balance, too?
Can you turn your attention to your hands instead?