When Obsession Overshadows Gratitude

“What consumes your mind, controls your life.” — TheGoodVibe.co

This is exactly what’s happening to me. Three and a half years ago I bought a small guest house on Maui on a large lot. Things were so simple back then. Last year I built the main house and rented out the guest house. Don’t get me wrong, it’s awesome and I’m stoked. However, there’s a lot that’s unfinished. My wife and kids are coming to visit in August and I’ve gone into obsession mode. Upon hearing my concerns, my friend Chris said “Relax. There’s only 21,000 things that need to be done.” It’s what we say to each other when obsession overshadows gratitude. So I’ve decided that instead of “freaking out” about my 17 page list of things to do in the next 3 days—14 pages which are scheduled for today—I’m better off at Starbucks doing my recovery rituals, getting myself centered, asking for guidance from my HP, taking some deep breaths and remembering that everything is great (whether or not the stuff gets done). Right now, right THIS moment, I’m in the solution, consumed with recovery and ILML! 

— JamieQ

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