Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Helpless = Lack of Control

Ironic that today's writing prompt in Daily Post's 365 Daily Prompts is "helpless." That's how I'm feeling right now.

I have plans, I have goals and wants, but none of them can happen at this moment. I hate having to wait. I'm impatient and I'm restless and aching to move forward, but I can't. Feeling helpless and not in control do not sit well with me.

I think I've mentioned before that I need to be busy. The busier I am, the more I thrive. Even if it feels overwhelming at times, I know that if I just do one thing at a time, it will get done.

Some things on my list, however, cannot get done right now. When I have to wait for time to pass or someone to get back to me, I somehow think that if I just obsess over it a little more, it will come to fruition. Even though that has never worked for me.

But even as I write this, I am remembering something important. There are some things I can control. There are some things that I can do right now. I have certainly gotten better about being "in the moment," but it's so easy to forget that sometimes. And writing this is meeting one of those goals - get back to blogging more regularly!


Missy June said...

oh, I understand the frustrating wait! Good job for doing what you can - keep it up, Happy New Year!

Jen said...

I am the same way in that the busier I am, the more I thrive. The more bored I get, the worse off I am mentally and physically. That said, I'm having a REALLY hard time right now putting one foot in front of the other -- it's like walking through quicksand! Anyway, blogging is on my to-do list so here I am :) It was so nice to see you over at my place! Happy New Year to you and the girls!