2017-288: Stress – Day 3

Continuing with the “Stress” Doodle Mandala.

My progress today:

With today’s painting, all the sections are filled in as well as the background. As I look at it, it feels like it’s a tightly wound-up ball of “stuff”…as if to say “I trying to keep my sh#t together” when all I want to do is let it go like a big sigh of relief.

I’ve been feeling like I have too much on my plate with so many projects and ideas. I have over 12 web sites! I’m sensing that I need to simplify and yet the thought of letting any of these ideas go feels like I’m giving up. In my head I know I’ll be more effective and make greater progress by simplifying my life.

My mom used to get on my case for trying to carry too many bags of groceries into the house. She called it a “lazy man’s load” and more times than I care to remember I would invariably drop something or spill out the contents of one of the bags, creating more work for myself. In the end it would have been faster and easier to make a couple of trips with a manageable load, than try to make one trip that required more of my time to pick up and fix the mess I made.

Time to rethink my priorities, to regroup and figure out what I really want to do. The way it’s going now, I’m so overwhelmed at times that I wind up doing nothing because the tasks seem so daunting. Where’s the peace and joy in that?

About the Mandalas of the Day:

I post a variety of in-progress art for that day which can include mandalas from the Mandala of the Week, the Mandala of the Month, the Mandala of the Year, or the Mandala Meditation Stones.

Happy Coloring!

joyfully, Maureen

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