Yes a ‘Dear Katy’ segment – as Heather and I both agree that sooo many questions arise from day to day on similar subjects for us over 45 crowd, (ok over 50). Whether from a friend or family member, in line at the store or bank, sitting at my hairdresser (I have a habit of eavesdropping) – and especially at work – it’s pretty constant.
So this latest video is my answer to a woman I am acquainted with through work- we actually had some time to chat before I was interrupted.
Bottom line was she was feeling overwhelmed for quite some time and didn’t know who to confide in and not feel guilty about it! I was a non-threatening option it seems! 🙂 But I was happy to pipe in with my thoughts, as Heather and I have both been there – and have some idea on how to manage this feeling when it crops up.
Long and short of it…(as much of it is in the video) – it’s OK to feel this way. N-O-R-M-A-L
Stress, worry and changes can do a number on us and cause ‘overwhelm’ X 10 sometimes! And let’s face it, not only are our bodies changing, our coping mechanisms and outer lives are, as well.
So get away…take time out…DO SOMETHING before it builds up to a point of depression or anxiety. Getting away can mean different things for different people…Nature, a movie, roaming in a bookstore or shopping mall – a night away somewhere.
Nagging feelings like this are here to help us through our lives, I think of them as nudges from the Universe- and often we start ignoring them and many times will pay the price
So as good ol’ Nike likes to say – “Just do it” 🙂 Oh and watch the Video for more details!