5 Simple Steps To Save You From Overwhelm

Published: March 15, 2010
By: Faye Hollands

Do you ever have those days when you feel overwhelmed by all the stuff you’ve got to do, tired at the prospect of doing it all and then find yourself stuck doing nothing because you don’t know where to start?…

The Secret To Stopping Stuckness

It’s great to be cheered on to get bigger and better results, but as a Coach I am acutely aware that being pushed and pushed to do more isn’t always the best approach, and that occasionally we simply need some downtime to reflect and recharge.

Balance is important to everyone – it’s great to accelerate through life and to reach your goals and aspirations, but if you set yourself up in a way that leaves you feeling overwhelmed and tired it’s time to give yourself a break.

So next time you feel overwhelmed try this approach to get yourself back on track: –

  1. Stop – Don’t do anything else, simply stop where you are
  2. Reflect – Take a moment to notice how you’re feeling and what you were doing to get yourself to the point of overwhelm
  3. Time Out – This is the critical step where it’s time to go and do something completely different: visit the gym, go for a walk, meet some friends … whatever it is for you, it needs to be far removed from what you were doing when overwhelm kicked in
  4. Enjoy – This downtime is an opportunity for you to re-energise and refresh your mind so enjoy it and don’t rush it!
  5. Refocus – Now that you’ve changed your emotional state and recharged your batteries you can get back to your task list with a clear and focussed mind.

Don’t feel guilty for taking time out – you’ll be amazed how the power of a clear and re-energised mind will help you accelerate quickly through the things that had previously left you stuck.

If you would like to find out more about how coaching can help you manage your career and life smartly book your free 30-minute coaching consultation now.  Simply click here to schedule your appointment.

Faye Hollands

About Faye Hollands

Faye is an accomplished Career Coach, Small Business Coach and Productivity Specialist who has successfully coached countless clients on how to create a career they love, get more done in less time, and achieve personal and professional success. To receive weekly articles to improve your career, business and time management skills click here or book your Free Focus Session here.

You can contact Faye on +61 2 8323 4335 or email fayehollands@outshineconsulting.com

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