When the world is spinning – keep your feet on the ground

When there are a lot of things going on, physically or mentally, one easily feels overwhelmed and scatter-brained. Help yourself by keeping your feet on the ground. And I meant it, experience physically where your feet are helps! It makes you remember that you are here and now, and right at this moment, you are ok, you are alive. 

In the midst of stress-brain fog one can easily lose touch with reality mentally as well. We start to assume things, to mention one thing. We can go: “he looks like that which must mean X, Y, and Z”. But it mustn’t. We have no clue what “he” thinks unless he tells us his experience. Often we start to assume to gain some sort of control of the situation, so that we can figure out what to do. Maybe we start tip-toeing around in fear of aggravating an already grumpy partner. Has the partner expressed a wish for your tip toeing? If not, it comes from somewhere else, probably your “programming” starting from an early age. I’m a fan of the memory rule “ass-u-me”: when you assume, you make an ass out of you and me, and then I can see more clearly what I’m doing and choose if that is how I want to proceed. Maybe it can help you too? 

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