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With the Holidays around the corner and the kids School schedules in full swing, I’m feeling a little overwhelmed. Don’t get me wrong… busy is good, overwhelmed (not so good). So, I decided I needed to do something about this. Here are five (5) steps to get back on track… Don’t let YOU overwhelm YOU.
1. CAPTURE IT
Take the “overwhelm” out of your head and put it on a piece of paper, where you can distance yourself from it. Write down every task you can think of that you are worried about.
2. CHUNK IT
Once you’ve done step one (capture it)… group your tasks into larger chunks. For example-
Family, Kids, Career, Spouse, Health.
3. CHOOSE IT
Your feelings of being overwhelmed don’t spring from having too much on your plate, but from having too little of what strengthen you. Don’t be drown out by everything else. So, look at your chunks and prioritze your to-dos based on what makes you feel strong. Do these first and celebrate them once you have accomplished them.
4. TAKE ACTION
Action is the antidote of feeling overwhelmed. Often its NOT the activities themselves that stress you out but worrying about the activities. Just Begin… The simple act of beginning releases stress.
Focus on the task in hand… Think about what you are doing rather than what you are not getting done. Worry and Time- the more you have one, the less you have the other.
I hope this helps you get a grasp on a very small portion of life… It has helped me- Stay focused and live life to it’s fulliest. Redirect your overwhelm, look forward to the wonderful Hoilday season.
Hope you have a great weekend! Stay Safe-