Has anyone noticed, we have this tendency in life to overdo things?
What is it about us that wants to do more than is needed?
WHY are we overdoing it?
When are we overdoing it?
How are we overdoing it?
What on earth are we overdoing every single day that is harmful to our body and our environment?
Is this overdoing thing a habit that is not easy to get away from?
What is our long list in the Overdoing it department of life?
Do we like to please others, so we keep overdoing it?
Do we just want to impress others so we will keep overdoing it?
Do we seek recognition and crave identification for what we can do by overdoing it?
Do we like others to think we are superhuman because we have nailed it with overdoing it?
Do we listen to signs from our body, when we are overdoing it?
Do we honestly think overdoing it is not causing tension in our body?
Do we pay attention when things go wrong, because we are overdoing it?
Do we find it hard to stop and pause, when we are in overdoing it mode?
Do we keep going and overdoing it because we think we have no choice?
Do we wish for the day when we could stop going the extra mile with this overdoing it nonsense as it is hurting us?
Do we keep moving the goal post with this overdoing it way of life?
Do we believe overdoing it is going to fast track us to heaven?
Do we want to fool ourselves that overdoing it is natural and normal?
Do we make overdoing it a priority in life instead of knocking it out?
Do we repeat overdoing it so much, that it is part of our Foundation?
Can we relate to any of the following in our life when it comes to overdoing it?
Alcohol – overdoing it is what others call binge drinking, but for us it’s the normal Friday night and weekend way of living, now going into any day and night of the week. We make the most of overdoing it if there is a so called celebration, like birthdays or weddings, or any other excuse that is out there.
Caffeine – overdoing it is a must as we have to function everyday. With heaps of cafes soon as we step outside, we are never far from our mocha, macchiato, frappe, latte, frothy cappuccino, double shot espresso, flat white, etc.
It used to be first thing and now it is all day, everyday and even at night time. When we hear it’s an addictive drug, we switch to green teas, which have caffeine, but we pretend we are caffeine free as the name green sounds clean.
Chat rooms – we know it’s wrong and we know we are bored and are looking out there to chat and before we know it, we are overdoing it everyday.
We spend our days dreaming about what we are going to say and we like this virtual world, that is not face to face. With our fingers on the keypad we are overdoing it before we can even think what it is we have just said.
Chocolate/Candy – it is just so easy to keep overdoing it. With the new jumbo sizes and big family packets available, there is nothing to stop us now. We love the comfort it brings us and we don’t care in that moment if it causes any harm to us. We love the triple chocolate desserts now available as we get a higher dose of the same feeling, which keeps us going back for more.
Sod the new year’s resolution, we love our chocolate too much to deal with anything that may even think about coming up that we need to deal with – like our deep buried hurts.
Cleaning – others call it OCD but to us overdoing it gives us something to do and something we have control over, while other areas of our life are falling apart.
We like overdoing it where we can and we create things just to clean it up and feel like we have achieved something. If we could not overdo it with cleaning we would have idle time on our hands and that seems a waste, so we think this way we stay busy and do not have to feel anything that may be bubbling up.
Drugs – we need more of the same to get the feeling we want, so overdoing it is very easy. In the moment, we just go for it and we keep finding ways to keep going and kicking the habit is not easy.
We need it more and more and it is part of our lifestyle choices. Overdoing it with drugs is our new normal so we keep going for it regardless of what anyone says.
Eating – we always have a habit of overeating or overdoing it with the wrong foods. We are never overdoing it with broccoli or spinach.
We love our junk food as it’s quick stuff, just how we like it and the combo of salt, fat and sugar means we just keep saying yes to more and more.
We then try out those latest fad diets but they are generally one minute wonders and we are back on our comfort of fast foods and takeaways. Overdoing that is easy for us because it is familiar.
If we can get away with it, we make sure we eat out at least once a day and that saves the mess at home or the bother to shop and cook the stuff up.
Energy Drinks – We discovered these and they look cool and we prefer them to the hot coffee smell first thing. Problem is we are always overdoing it, as they give us this high and buzz but soon after we feel low and lethargic so we go for more of the same.
We hear it is full of sugar and caffeine but we need this drink to give us energy. We don’t think there is another way to get energy into our body.
Entertaining – now this is super easy to be, in the overdoing it department. First off, the agenda is to outdo the one we had last time and then make sure we go full out to impress and leave our mark on others, at whatever cost. We forget our budget and all other sensible things that we planned and we just go the whole hog.
We invite more people and their pets – way more than we can manage and go “hey ho, let’s just do it”. We love the buzz we think others are getting, as we are the ones putting the show on, so to speak. We get so carried away, we spend years paying back the huge costs or we have so much money we want others to know what we can do, that they will never be able to do.
Exercise – we see celebrities overdoing it, so we have a go thinking we can get the perfect body in no time with visible results.
We sign up for every class at the gym and then have plans to impress our mates, so we plan our life around exercise and sport.
We heard about anabolic steroids and think that would do it.
Others we know are already on this and got the results we want fast and we know they got there by overdoing it.
Internet – overdoing it is easy to pass time. Live in a virtual world and we can get away with anything. Others do it so we join them and don’t know how to stop.
We overdo the posting and uploading and then we check in hundred times a day and get annoyed if we don’t get lots of likes.
We get bullied, so we overdo it from our hurts and do it to others. We get away with all this as we can go anonymous and with little policing on the world wide web, we just play it like a game.
We even forget to look after ourselves, with our overdoing it on the Internet.
Mobile Phone – morning, noon and night and all the times in between, we are overdoing it by our checking in. Our moods, emotions, reactions and responses all come from this non-stop checking the phone business.
The thought of no phone is alien and not something we would even consider. Overdoing it on the phone is our normal and finding ways to do even more is our goal for the year.
New Year Detox – we want the perfect body and we want it now.
We think overdoing it might give us the results fast as the advert told us.
We have no time to waste as we are busy planning our holiday in the sun and posting photos on social media.
Online Gambling – Overdoing it is always easy as the buzz we get makes us want to do it again and again and we easily forget any logical, rational, sensible way of thinking.
We keep saying we will change tomorrow but something gets into our mind and we do the same thing the next day and the next, until we lose all our money. Then we get creative finding new ways to get more money and getting into debt to feed our gambling addiction.
Painkillers – we start with one box over the counter and we like how it numbs out all the pain, but we need more as another pain appears. Then we find we are taking them like they are sweets going out of fashion.
Before we know it, we rely on them every single day and there is no way we can stop. Overdoing it is easy, because we just need to make sure we can’t feel pain so we can carry on doing what we want to do and not really thinking about the consequences.
Porn – not sure why we love it so much but overdoing it is simple and easy. No one watching so private time out, is what we think. Before we know it, we are doing things that are a secret from all those we know and the force to go into the dark world of porn tempts us daily and grabs us like a monster.
We seek the relief porn gives us and we want more of this so called intimacy which is in front of a screen. We have our phone, laptop and computer securely coded, hoping no one will ever find out, especially our family and friends.
Shopping – we know our budget but what the hell, spending gives us relief.
Or we have the money, so why not keep blowing it and overdoing it because we can, as we have no respect for money.
With the online shopping, it is easy and effortless to just sit indoors and overdo it.
Social Media – Overdoing it is what everyone does, so we join the forces and go with it, even if it hurts us. We are constantly comparing with others and bad mouthing others because we can. We overdo it with our ugly comments and we overdo it with chit chat about anything and everything. We regret most of what we say but in that mad moment of overdoing it, we can’t seem to stop ourselves.
Sport – we love the feeling, they call it dopamine. We can’t get enough of it and it wears off so we want more. Add to that we get recognition, identification and stimulation inside, because we are into something and the drive to achieve and succeed goes way past any common sense we may have.
We forget our body in moments of overdoing it and get annoyed when it lets us down with an injury or sore muscle. Overdoing it usually works as we ignore all the signs our body is communicating, until the big bang where things get so bad that we are forced to stop. Until then, we talk and laugh about how our body is behaving, but it never stops us overdoing it when it comes to sport.
Sugar – Overdoing it from day dot. Can’t remember where the stop button is when it comes to sugar. Always forgetting that it is a drug, playing havoc with our mind and body but “hey ho” we say, as we stuff the cream cake, the whole pack of biscuits or our favourite alcoholic drink, which is full of sugar. We feel racy and think we can multi-task, speak fast and get things done fast, only to find the crash and low coming but we know the solution – just get more sugar in the system fast.
TV – is probably what we do best, when it comes to overdoing it. Once on, the telly is never switched off. We just keep flicking channels, settle down and keep watching. Sometimes we don’t even know what we are watching or why.
We then switch to food as the adverts keep tempting us, press the pause and go back for more, with the plate ready to scoff in front of the screen. We know how to keep the kids quiet and we know how to get our adult channels, once they are in bed.
We are so busy overdoing it with our television that we nod off and before we realise, half the night has passed and we are still in front of the box, which is way too loud. Then off to bed and we repeat all this the next day and the next and so it goes…
Working – we are consistently overdoing it and sign up for overtime without thinking if our body actually needs the rest day off, to catch up on sleep and prepare for the next week.
We forget the clock and overdoing it has become this lifelong pattern when it comes to work. We never seem to catch up and our sleep is suffering.
We always have a bag of excuses ready to tell our partner, the kids or anyone we planned to meet, why we are overdoing it at work. We lose sense of space and time, as we are so focused on our work and seem to create even more work, so the cycle never ends.
In fact, overdoing it gives us some kind of stimulation and we just want more of the same, even though our rational mind is telling us – go home.
Enough said – we could be Overdoing it here if we say more.
What needs to be presented has been done –
nothing more and nothing less.