Google+ LISTENING TO THE SQUEAK INSIDE art by Kirstin McCulloch of LilliBean Designs: ☆ Tuning In instead of being tuned out

Thursday, October 13, 2011

☆ Tuning In instead of being tuned out

Do you ever feel like you have so many ideas, so many plans, so many to do lists that you don't even know where to start?

I have ideas for creative projects, plans for a handmade christmas (thank god we don't celebrate halloween or thanksgiving in Australia, or there would be more plans and ideas!), things that need research, trying to organise my shop......Gah!

Sometimes I feel so overwhelmed, I just stick my head in the sand like the proverbial ostrich, but instead of sand, its usually a book. I tend to tune out. I tune out of life.

But recognising the pattern is the first step to change. And this weekend past, instead of becoming overwhelmed, and opening a book, I sat down with my stack of notebooks (the pile is growing I kid you not!) and ignored that awesome new book I had just started reading, and planned.

And I feel calmer. I feel organised. I have a plan. I have tuned back in. And I know that the plan will change, life loves to throw spanners my way, but thats ok to.

Little something I am currently working on...

How do you cope with being overwhelmed?

Have a great day


  1. Oh, oh, oh. This is looking great. I can't wait to see this finished.

    I have to take time out and write it all done, plan, plan, plan. Unfortunately I forget to keep checking these, well intentioned lists. Lol. I try to write things in my diary/planner, but this only works also when I'm organized enough to check it.........and so the cycle goes.......:D

    Kyles :D

  2. I totally relate to Blissful. I need listes and calendars and prioritize things. The ability to WALK AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER.... I set a timer on my cell phone seriously sometimes because I can get so lost in blogging and art that all of the sudden it is one and my grown son has stopped by for luch and (mom) is still sitting here in her robe... Yikes huh.
    Do DO lISTS are my safe mode... speaking of that I better get to mine today!!!

    Love your work
    Let me know if you make a button and I will post on my blog!!!


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