Do you ever look at your to-do list and feel the panic set in because there’s too much to do and not enough time to do it? You’re not alone!
People swear by productivity hacks and prioritization strategies to eliminate overwhelm. They also recommend breaking down large tasks into smaller chunks. Don’t get me wrong, these can all be helpful – but they will treat the symptom of overwhelm, not the root cause. Let’s talk about a few other ways you can manage your overwhelm so you’re rocking your life and it’s not rocking you.
1. Welcome to your overwhelming feeling
This may sound counterintuitive but please listen to me! When we are overwhelmed, we tend to see it as a serious problem. When we encounter a problem as humans, our first reaction is to try and fix it. We may even blame ourselves if we have the problem.
What if just for a moment, your overwhelm wasn’t a problem? What if it’s just something you’re experiencing because it’s a thing that happens when you’re a human on this earth?
Nothing went wrong. Take a big, slow, deep breath in through your nose, and exhale out of your mouth like you’re trying to fog up a mirror. I’m serious – pause and do it!
How can you…