Spinning Out of Control: How to Stop the Madness. Heavily edited;)

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I am so happy I have a place now.  A place for my thoughts and ideas, for my stresses and concerns, a place for my problems my solutions.

This morning, my mind was filled with more thoughts and ambition than I knew what to do with.  It happens sometimes, that I get to working on so many things that it feels as if the world itself is spinning out of control.

The reality of course is that the world is still spinning in the exact way that it has always, Spunteded, that’s a word, look it up.  The truth is, I am spinning.  I am reeling and careening at a frantic pace, that only I am able to stop.

I hope to always bring solution in my writings and never simply problems, because the world has enough problems and certainly doesn’t need me adding to the cacophony of voices screaming about the unfairness of it all.

So, with that here is my solution for when we have too many thoughts, when your brain feels overwhelmed and like you are spinning out of control.

First:  Grab a pen and paper, and write down the first thought that is pestering your mind.  It is usually the loudest most obnoxious voice in your head, don’t ignore it.  The reason for it maybe deeper than you think and to simply brush it off is to let it build and it can become the monster that may destroy your village, metaphorically speaking.

Once you have the first most pressing thing written, allow your self to write whatever else is picking at your mind.  Just put as much down as you can it does not matter if the list is twenty pages long.  For some of us there is a lot of built up anxiety and thought.

Second:  Meditate- Sit still after writing all this stuff out and breath, spend a few minutes slowing down your process.  Allow the writing to catch up with your thoughts and process all the stress that you just put down on paper.

If you are like me this will be difficult as you may feel drained or even like you need to get started immediately.

Remember we are doing this because your world feels like it is spinning out of control, so just breath as counter intuitive as it sounds.  We have a tendency to try and control more and more as life gets more and more unmanageable not realizing that we are the ones causing the manageability.

Relax, you were never really in control in the first place, that is the illusion we need to break to reset the mind back to peace.

Third- Take a nap:  I know you don’t think you have time, you have so much to do how could you nap now, when the world needs you so much and everything hinges on you sending that next email.

Take it easy friend, as important as we like to believe we are to the world the reality is not sending an email right now, not responding to something immediately, not posting that blog or that video or writing that novel right now is not going to end the world.

Again, relax.  The world has got on just fine for millions of years, our contribution can wait 30 mins while we reset and take a nap.

Fourth- Remember we are in this for the long haul, not just a couple of days, weeks, months, or even years.  If you are on a journey of a successful, happy life, I remind you that it is a lifetime of effort.

We are in the beginning stages and if we want to be able to continue the race, we must make sure our pace does not kill us.

Finally- Love yourself:  Love yourself because, you deserve to be loved.  We all deserve love and sometimes loving yourself is a simple as saying, “Matt, you are doing such a great job, take a break for a minute buddy.  You earned it.”

We need to be able to pat ourselves on the back every once in a while for the success we have already accomplished.   Don’t be afraid to allow your self to enjoy the success you have worked so hard for.

OK, I am going to take a nap now.  Happy Valentines Day.



Published by Matthew Whiteside

I am a writer, a storyteller, a yarn-spinning freakazoid. My life is full of two things today, lessons and blessings. I write fiction mostly but I also love to write about my life and the things I go through on a daily basis. Writing it out inspires and motivates me and that's why I do it. Plus if it does that for me maybe it will for someone else too.

12 thoughts on “Spinning Out of Control: How to Stop the Madness. Heavily edited;)

  1. Oh wow I really needed this Matthew. These past few days have been so crazy for me. Work has been pilling like crazy and there are so many things for me to do.

    I’ve been away for blogging for a couple of days and I feel like I’ve lost touch with all the inspiration that I need. So thank you for this. Thank you for reminded. For reminding me to take a breather. And to take a nap. God knows how sleep deprived I am.

    Stop and take a breather…. yes I will 😊

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    1. So happy this was of service to you Eva. It’s amazing how quickly I can forget that the world has not changed or gone any crazier but that the madness lies with in and it’s my responsibility once I become aware of it to put the breaks on and just relax. Sooòoo nice. Thanks for reading. Sleep well.

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      1. Everything is madness really. It’s up to you not to get sucked into it.

        I’ll sleep soundly tonight. Can’t wait to read/hear more from you. Everything is so different. It keeps me on my toes and yes I do enjoy it very much. Different and inspiring. My favourite combination 😊

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