Drowning in life?
Here are 7 things that will help NOW
When you're feeling completely overwhelmed
You don’t really appreciate pithy advice to ‘slow down’ or ‘learn to say no’
You just need some of the pressure taken off
So you can BREATHE for a second or two
Here are 7 things that will help
Reduce the number of decisions you need to make in any given day
Decision making is incredibly tiring under normal circumstances ...
... when we’re feeling overwhelmed, even more so
You can reduce the number of decisions you need to make in any given day by:
Eating the same thing for breakfast
Developing a ‘uniform’ for work
Creating a meal plan for the week
If something’s going to take less than one minute, don’t think about it, just do it
Have a set morning routine
If your day starts off frantic and rushed ...
... chances are, the rest of the day will continue that way
So get up at the same time every day
Do pretty much the same things in the same order (where practical)
The goal is to head out of the door feeling pretty chilled ...
... and with plenty of time to get wherever you’re going
Move your body every day
Endorphins are very helpful ...
... when it comes to dealing with the stress that comes with overwhelm
You don’t have to move your body fast or far
You just need to move it
Take a proper lunch break
In the same way your morning routine affects your whole day
The way you spend your lunch break ...
... affects how productive you are in the afternoon
Don’t commit to anything on the spot
You knew this was coming right?
And it’s easier than you think
Just say: “let me come back to you on that.”
Rather than reflexively saying ‘yes’
This works for all requests, no matter who they’re from
Get as much help as you can afford
Don’t think about it too much.
If you can afford it, pay for someone to take SOMETHING off your plate
Try this simple meditation
Close your eyes
Breathe in for a count of four
Breathe out for a count of four
Repeat another three times
And you’re done
This meditation takes only a tiny amount of time and can be used whenever overwhelm threatens in the moment
BUT ... how do we address overwhelm in the long term?
FIND OUT AT: http://kellyexeter.com.au/is-your-overwhelm-just-a-really-bad-habit