When the small storms of life accumulate, stress can build quicker than we realize.  Living in a fast-paced world where multitasking is the norm, it is easy to overlook the number of responsibilities we take on.  Stop for a moment and ask yourself if you are currently overloaded.  Have you taken on too much and if so, is it sustainable?  How long can you keep up this pace?  Are there any breaks in sight?

When life gets really busy and overwhelming, the natural remedy is a calm state of mind.  Of course this is easier said than done, but certainly possible.  Create pockets of calm by removing yourself physically and/or disengaging mentally for a while.  Withdraw your active working mind, take a few deep breaths, allow your mind to relax and the tension to settle.  Think about something positive that will help you through the moment and gradually, you will gain clarity and focus.  Act on this insight as it will give you the necessary strength to continue.  Calm is your ally.  Harness the power of calm whenever you can.

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