3 THINGS TO DO WHEN FEELING OVERWHELMED
Nov 26, 2019
As the holidays approach and never ending to do lists can take up quite a bit of brain energy, its easy to find yourself feeling overwhelmed...
Sometimes we may not even realise that we are overwhelmed so symptoms to look for are; being unable to make a descision, doing a million things at once but not actually finishing anything, feeling frazzled, rapid mood swings and snapping at those around you.
We all feel it sometimes so today I want to share the 3 things I do whenever I find myself feeling stressed or overwhelmed...
1. Become aware or perhaps have someone help you by pointing out (dont envy that person as they will probably have their head biten off), that you may be feeling overwhelmed. The moment you realise, stop everything your are doing and just take a few breaths.
2. Clear you mind by writing on a blank piece of paper (or in your journal) ALL the things that are wizzing around in my head. Quite often its the same things over and over again so writing them out helps to clear your head.
Then i want you to get a second piece of paper, drawing a line in the middle where on one side you write a «don't to do list» - All the things that are not important for now so you can drop it, and a «to do list» of only a few things that need to get done that week or day. Be very selective here, write down only the things that need to be done. Remember to delegate some tasks and ask for help.
3. Take Oprahs advice (the woman is never wrong) and simply think to yourself; «what is my next logical step?».
So often we get overwhelmed by the mountain of tasks, but by simplifying and looking only one step ahead, it becomes doable. Once you realise your next step, take action on it and finish it. Then think again; what is my next logical step?
I Find this step especially useful when I realise I'm stressed in the moment and don't have time to write it all down (step 2).
I hope you find these tips useful!