Your overwhelm, emotional outbursts, and procrastination habits are unhealthy coping mechanisms because your life is crowded.
Overcrowding is when you are past your threshold and are spiraling.
👁 Crowding is the step right before that and when joy starts to diminish. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💥Either your mind is bouncing around from one branch to another OR your focus/concentration actually creates more ‘rushing’ to get this done and that finished.⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌳 Your day is over as if you are watching it with fuzzy, slow-moving blinking eyes.
Does it sound similar to overcrowding?
Sure. It’s a thin line of difference between it and crowding. The energy usage and output are degrees of chaos for both.
The key question is — how did you get to crowding your life in the first place? Do you even know you’re doing it anymore?
Some ways in which it originates:
🌟 Your values such as “I am here to serve” which is based on diminished self-worth
🌟 Your beliefs such as “I am not enough if my plate is not full to the edge” (lack mindset/running away)
🌟 Any ‘should’ or ‘must’ self-imposed statements in your subconscious programming
🌟 Trauma-based ideas about responsibility and service
🌟 An unhealthy relationship with power and lack
The above-mentioned variables are deeply rooted systems, many times originating from mini traumas (everyday occurrences of anxiety triggering environments) or, large events in someone’s life solidifying flight/fight/freeze responses.
Crowding your life is often a habit, and changing a habit is about attention and intention.
How do you change the crowding habit and experience more joy?
It’s a 2-step process.
1 — By only having 3–4 elements on your daily list, which is balancing in the long run (work, exercise/meditation, mental health, family/friends time, etc.)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Anything more than that and you’ve crowded your life, which means you are letting…