When You Are Feeling Overwhelmed & Anxious

How to calm down that overwhelming feeling of anxiety. Madeline Johnson

In the Chinese script, the word for busy is the same as the word for heart-killing.

When we take a moment to pause in the present moment (just stop what you are doing for a few seconds) it gives us a chance to come home to our hearts again.


To get ahead of one’s self . . . to do or say something sooner than it ought to be done so that the proper explanation or preparations have not been made. 

To be driven to the point of having unrealistic expectations, disappointing one’s self and living with our head in the clouds. To feel like you are less than you should be.


To get ahead of one’s self. . .

To focus excessively on one’s plans or on prospective future events without paying adequate attention to the present.  To develop an opinion based on insufficient information or to take action prematurely.

We become anxious, frustrated and fearful of the future.


The moment you start to feel overwhelmed, like you are getting ahead of yourself, take a moment to pause.  I promise, if it is important, it will get done.




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Author: Madeline Johnson

I help health, fitness, nutrition and beauty businesses grow. Specifically, businesses building things to make us look and feel great, so that includes fashion, tech and spas too. I have two sites, one about marketing and brand building, which is mj.works and another UndisputedOrigin.com which I started to inspire everyone to become the very best they can be while leading more purposeful lives filled with gratitude and greatness. Both sites include studying and curating the very best experts and masters for improving performance, achieving success and living a thoughtful and intentional life. I am also obsessed with how technology can improve our health, fitness, nutrition, meditation and mindful practices while reducing stress and creating calm amidst the chaos of modern existence. Both sites are about my interest in self-discovery and personal growth.

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