Lately, I have been helping individuals who are feeling quite overwhelmed. Have you ever felt like that? Like you just have too many things coming your way and it begins to ignite your worry and anxiety? There are many turning points in my life that I have felt like this.
What comes to my mind the most is when I was a young single Mother, and money was super duper allie ooper tight. I can remember feeling a whole lotta fear, even to the point of anxiety. Another time that I think of being overwhelmed is when things at work were really tough. They were tough because of having to meet others' expectations (deadlines, so to speak) as well as having to deal with people who were more about knocking me down and wanting me to fail, rather than lifting me up because I was a part of their team, and encouraging me to succeed.
This is what I have learned to do when I begin to feel overwhelmed...
#1 Believe that I can do anything I set my mind to.
For me, all of the above is so very easy because I have been practicing it for a long time. Just think, what I have been doing to help myself deal with things that can be overwhelming only begins with a belief, a thought. How easy is it to just think? I do not have to exert myself physically, I do not have to go anywhere, and it doesn't cost any money. How cool is that? Just a belief, just a thought changes my entire state of stress to de stress.
Believe you, me, it wasn't easy at first, but practice makes perfect, and I am not even perfect at it. Nevertheless, it is a huge part of my personality, and my business of helping people.
If you, my friend, are feeling overwhelmed, believe that you can do anything you set your mind to, and you are the one who must set your mind. Have faith in the process of life, and in yourself. You are the one who can encourage you, and talk yourself into certainty, confidence, and faith. Remember, and remind yourself all day long that, "I can do this!" "I got this!"
Please, please, please watch your vocabulary. If you say to yourself, "But this is hard!" "I can't do this!" Then you will fulfill that prophecy.
Finally, what I do, everyday (morning rather) is I prioritize what I am going to do for the day. Also, I prioritize a list of priorities (ha ha ha) for the week. This keeps me focused, organized, and productive. If you do not do this, try it! You will be amazed how it will destress yourself.
Well, my friend, that is all I got...
Have a wonderful weekend, and I love you, I truly do.
Don't forget! Have fun! Be Playful!