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Overcoming Overwhelm | Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles
Ever notice how, when we’re desperate for a particular outcome, we stress over it and overestimate the odds of the worst things that could happen? In the process, we enthusiastically underestimate our own ability to cope with it. Our faith in ourselves dives to a dismal low. This has happened to me when I wanted something to happen. The instances are too many to recount and include both minor and major events. Overwhelm is something we all experience at some point, and often, on a daily basis. “I missed the bus! Oh no! I’ll be late. My boss will be mad at me. And yada yada yada to “will he fire me”” I mean, look at that! From a few minutes late to losing the job! And all of it in the head! “I didn’t study this lesson. What if a question from this carries a lot of marks? I’ll fail the exam. I won’t get ahead. My future will go down the drain” This one’s a classic. From one lesson skipped to an unknown future killed before it even started! Why, just last week, just for a few minutes I was fretting over the folly of believing I could …