Hi there, September 20, 2022
I just wanted to write a quick note about feeling overwhelmed. It usually comes about when you have too much to do or you are on a tight schedule. I have also been feeling overwhelmed in recent days.
Here are some tips that help me when I feel this way.
Front Line Gal Friday
"I'm so overwhelmed and overworked, I can't keep up."
Does this sound familiar? I bet you're thinking "I can't stay consistent because...
There's too much to do!
I don't know what to focus on!
I don't have time to figure it all out!
If these thoughts float around in your mind, I want you to know you are not alone. Even I sometimes struggle with time management and staying consistent.
Keep in mind, we all feel the burden of TOO MUCH STUFF to do and not enough time. Don't let a growing to-do list make you feel defeated.
Here's how I ditch overwhelm and stay on track:
Break it into small steps. When you feel discouraged and defeated, it's likely that you are looking too far ahead. Focus on today, and today only.
Always have a routine. When you do similar tasks at the same time every day you'll develop a habit and a routine and the structure you need to get loads done.
Focus on one task a day. Commit to getting one thing done and forget about everything else on your list. If you get to more, it's a bonus, not a requirement!
Please try using these tips. Remember you don't have to get everything done in a day. There are seven days to get things done. And whatever you don't get to can be rescheduled for next week.
Pause, breathe, ponder, choose, do.