The best time to relax and regroup is when you don’t have time for it.
There seems to be an outbreak of overwhelm on this planet. Everyone believes they have to be busy, on the internet, and on the go every second.
When you feel overworked and overwhelmed, stop and listen to the stories you’re telling yourself about your time, your work, and your life. In order to change your feelings, you have to change your thoughts. You could say that your problem with overwhelm is all in your head!
We forget that life happens in the moment. Nothing else is real. We only have to live in the now and work on one thing at a time.
Overwhelm doesn’t exist. It’s an illusion – a story we tell ourselves that offers us an excuse to get out of what we don’t want to do or don’t think we can do.
But we can choose to live our lives one choice and moment at a time. If you’ve been feeling overworked and overwhelmed lately, the tips below are for you.
- Begin each day by doing your most difficult task first. Set your timer for 30 minutes and begin. Usually that’s all it takes to get going. Work until time is up. You’ll feel less distraction and fear. You’ll have progress to celebrate. And with momentum behind you, you’ll be ready to take the next step forward.
- Be proactive and get organized. Clear unnecessary clutter. Eliminate all but the essential that gives you value. Organization isn’t about perfection; it’s about efficiency, reducing stress and clutter, saving time and money and improving your overall quality of life. And be sure to take 15 minutes at the end of your day to clear off your desk; then list your three most important tasks for the following day. [Read more…]