How many times during the year have we said this to ourselves? And how many times especially during the holiday season do we say this to ourselves? Too many, is my guess.
Here’s five quick tips to help us through these moments!
- Check ourselves! Let’s stop telling ourselves how busy we are and focus on what we enjoy about what we do instead of feeling weighed down by it all. I know it sounds overly simplistic to say this but the self-talk that we have internally does affect our outlook on our life and our ability to complete tasks.
- Ask for help. If we don’t know where to start or what to do next, lets try getting some outside perspective. A lot of times we get in our own way; we get so tangled up in the details that we can’t see through the weeds to the other end. Lets get a new set of eyeballs on the issue and truly listen to their insights.
- Reality Check. Do we really need to do all that is on our plate? Do we really need to do it all NOW? One we’ve asked ourselves these questions, lets take what is left and break it down into bite-size, manageable pieces. Having a to do list that we can easily check items off the list helps us feel the progress we are making and will motive us to do more.
- Delegate. One of the best ways to lighten our load is to delegate to those around us. If we try to do every single thing ourselves, we may never reach the goal post. Let’s let go of our need to control every piece and let someone else in to help.
- We are #1. Let’s never forget in any task that we are number one. Let’s put our priorities first. This means putting the phone down, ignoring the messages from others, and focusing on what we need to get done. Distraction-free.
I hope that these tips are helpful in relieving any feeling you have of feeling overwhelmed. I know that I have followed this five-step process many times and have found great success with it!
If you don’t already have a strategy in these moments, give this one a try. If you do, I’d love to hear how you best manage your time to avoid feeling overwhelmed!