Overwhelmed Today? 3 Tips Help You Breathe Easier

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Overwhelmed today? Try letting go…

You’re not alone if you’re feeling overwhelmed today.

These are stressful times, even if you’re not busy. But add in competing priorities and it’s easy to feel like you’re floundering.

So, how do you cope when your to-do list is full, you’re already rushing, and then an unexpected change throws a wrench into your already overloaded plans?

I had just such a morning, not too long ago, and it certainly presented some challenges.

Overwhelmed today? 3 Tips that help…

These 3 tips helped me get back on track the last time I felt like I was drowning in pressing priorities.

I hope that you will find them useful, whether you’re overwhelmed today or tomorrow or the next day…

Tip #1

Most importantly, notice that you are feeling overwhelmed and give yourself the space to pause and take a deep breath. Acknowledging what is happening in the moment is very important. This helps you get your feet back on the ground and gives you an opportunity to recalibrate and do some quick planning.

Tip #2

Quickly scan the tasks on your to-do list. Are there some that you can either move down the list or take off entirely? Creating some space on your list will give you breathing room, relieve stress, and open up your energy and creativity again (both of which are constricted and curtailed by stress).

Tip #3

Make an “appointment” with yourself for the end of the day. Think of this as a time to review what happened, look at things that you might have done differently, and celebrate the fact that you made it through. This doesn’t have to take a lot of time, but it is important. It gives you a point of both accountability and self-nurturing. A review like this puts a frame around your day. It helps to reinforce the fact that you are in charge.  It moves you out of a victim stance, puts things into a positive perspective, and relieves the stress of the moment.

Be less overwhelmed today…

These three responses, when you feel on overload, only take a few minutes and can easily change your outlook, your energy, and your productivity.

Try them the next time feelings of overwhelm come up.

And for more help…

Time is pure potential. You decide how to use it; and once you do, it’s gone.  That’s why it’s so important to build on your best time choices.  If you feel like your time slips through your fingers, then you’ll want to claim your copy of my complimentary “Daily Choices Template:  Proven Strategies for Tracking Your Best Time Choices Today, Tomorrow & All Year!

There’s no time like the present – to start moving toward the future you envision for yourself.

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