I overdid it again

David Andrew Wiebe
Sep 7, 2020 · 2 min read
Image for post
Image for post

I was at a birthday party yesterday, enjoying myself and the company. I partook in the delicious food and tea.

But suddenly, I stood up. Anxiety hit me like a tidal wave. This was my body letting me know that it had had enough.

I had to step outside of the restaurant, and walk around in the streets, using every technique I knew to calm myself from the sudden terror that had gripped me.

Fueled by caffeine and a singular desire to make a difference for those around me, I’ve been pushing myself too hard for too long these past four to five months.

I took a bit of a break in April, but since then, I’ve launched multiple products, and even went through some intensive coursework and training.

Too much caffeine. Too many long workdays. Too many projects and ideas.

The anxiety was terrible, but this is the good news — this was an early warning sign.

Assuming I reduce my workdays, get more rest and sleep, focus on my health, and take a two week break in October as I had planned to do, everything should be fine.

This is not the first time this has happened, which makes recovery a little easier. Again, it helps that I’ve caught it early.

But from now on, I don’t think I will be pushing myself as hard as I have been as of late. Whether it’s hiring, extending deadlines, focusing on one thing at a time or otherwise, I will need to come up with a new approach. Because I don’t want to experience what I experienced yesterday ever again. It’s enough.

Originally published at https://davidandrewwiebe.com on September 7, 2020.

Abundance Attraction

Stories about life, personal development, and spirituality.

David Andrew Wiebe

Written by

Founder of Music Entrepreneur HQ. Download your free guide: https://www.musicentrepreneurhq.com/join

Abundance Attraction

We grow. We learn. But when we don’t share, we stop the flow. Keep the flow going by sharing your life lessons, personal development lessons, and spiritual journeys.

David Andrew Wiebe

Written by

Founder of Music Entrepreneur HQ. Download your free guide: https://www.musicentrepreneurhq.com/join

Abundance Attraction

We grow. We learn. But when we don’t share, we stop the flow. Keep the flow going by sharing your life lessons, personal development lessons, and spiritual journeys.

Medium is an open platform where 170 million readers come to find insightful and dynamic thinking. Here, expert and undiscovered voices alike dive into the heart of any topic and bring new ideas to the surface. Learn more

Follow the writers, publications, and topics that matter to you, and you’ll see them on your homepage and in your inbox. Explore

If you have a story to tell, knowledge to share, or a perspective to offer — welcome home. It’s easy and free to post your thinking on any topic. Write on Medium

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store