photo-credit-insights-dot-dice-dot-comWhat if I told you that you CAN move out of overwhelm… even during the holiday season?

We have been focusing on Overcoming Overwhelm this month because this is one of the areas that is most frustrating, according to feedback from the Home in Harmony community!

When you are feeling overwhelmed, the feeling of needing more time creates more stress and overwhelm. I completely understand! When I begin to have the overwhelm sensation creep into my life, I usually ask for guidance from the Universe to make me more efficient & effective with the burdens that are mounting. Well, this week I want to give you concrete solutions to help ease the stress and make your efforts more efficient so that you can move out of overwhelm, get things done and feel relief!

In this week’s article I am going to give you a super Simple Solution to help you make your life easy to manage and make your time more productive.

I also want to invite you to join me for the 4-week Overcome Overwhelm: Make Your Life Easy to Manage Program that begins on January 11th! This program was designed for you if you are feeling the burden of overwhelm, stressed out over all of your to-do’s and feel like you are on a treadmill that is going nowhere fast. This program was created for you so that you start 2017 with a fresh start and clear path to making 2017 your best year yet. Release the overwhelm by joining me for the 4-week Overcome Overwhelm: Make Your Life Easy to Manage program. Click here to register today!

You and I live in a culture where the demands, to-do lists and stressors can pile up and inundate our ability to function well. You might get by but you know there is so much more to living. It should be joyful, vibrant and fun! Maybe not all the time but a good portion of the time! Instead you are set up to experience life in reverse. That is, work first, pressure first, to-dos first and maybe you can fit in that thing called fun or self-care. Is that what living was meant to be?

No! You are here on this earth to have an amazing experience. You can design whatever you envision for the best version of your vision for your ideal life. What does that look like for you?

Let’s look at 3 super Simple Solutions to help you jump off the treadmill of your life and release that dreaded overwhelm. You deserve so much more! I am here to tell you there is so much more than to-do lists and stress.

Isn’t it interesting that often time people seem to wear their to-do lists as a badge of honor? Is it time to shift that perspective for you? Take some time in the coming weeks to notice how many conversations revolve around comparing and complaining about the amount of stuff that needs to get done.  Observing where this shows up for you is the 1st step in noticing the pattern, which will allow you to walk a different path. As they say, what you focus your attention on is what shows up in your life. Begin to focus on ease & release instead of inundation & overwhelm. Things will begin to shift.

Having a simple system will also help you break the overwhelm cycle. Separate out the different areas in your life that need attention. List these things in your journal or on a piece of paper. This will help you be more efficient and effective when you begin to set forth in accomplishing tasks. For example, when I sit down at my computer it is imperative that I focus on one area at a time. I separate the different areas that need attention and I focus on one thing at a time. Depending on the day I might write down.. (1) House Renovation (2) Work Operations (3) Writing (4) Kiddo Stuff for X School. I then set a specific amount of time to focus solely on one thing for that period. If I don’t do that my energy and attention can move back & forth leaving me way less than effective. So, separate the areas in your life that need attention and focus on each are for a set amount of time. This will help you be more efficient & effective which is the 1st step in releasing overwhelm. Imagine what it would be like to move through your day with efficiency & effectiveness! You would be the rock star of your life!

It is important to write down anything that comes up for you that you know you are going to need to deal with at some point.  Having a specific spot to keep this information, be it a small notebook you can fit in your purse or on an app on your phone, will help you be organized. I actually prefer the notebook so that I am not always tied to my technology. Jotting items down that pop into your head helps remove it from your brain. This allows your brain to be free of a pileup of clutter, whether that mind clutter are ideas or to-dos.

The major setback that can occur from to-do lists is that they get so long, they can be difficult to accomplish. Each evening take a moment to figure out the 3 most pressing items on your to-do list. You might select the ones that will give you the most relief to complete. Break these down into small manageable pieces that will help show you the action steps needed to move forward. This will help you gain the momentum to move forward instead of staying stuck in the overwhelm. Commit to sticking to those 3 items before moving on to anything else. Notice how great it feels and the relief it brings when you can cross those 3 things off your list by the end of the day! Celebrate!

When you are stuck in the space of overwhelm it is often hard to begin moving forward. The burden of overwhelm can feel so heavy. This is when it is SO important to just start. Take that first step and move forward. This will help with the momentum you need to overcome overwhelm! Begin now!

It is so easy to get stuck in overwhelm. Today’s world and our culture set you up for failure. You are continuously under siege from a barrage of information overload, a mountain of things to organize, people who need something from you and a to-do list that can be miles long. That is exactly why I created the 4-week Overcome Overwhelm: Make Your Life Easy to Manage program that begins January 11. I want you to succeed and create the best version of the ideal vision for your life!

You deserve to live a life that flows with ease & grace. If you want to gain an understanding of what is working and not working in your life. This program is for you if you want to learn how to identify overwhelm before it takes over, determine what is causing it and redesign the patterns & habits so you can step into your power and take charge! You will get manageable action steps so you can be more, have more and do more without going into overwhelm. Step into 2017 with a clear path to releasing overwhelm and designing the life of your dreams by joining me for the Overcome Overwhelm: Make Your Life Easy to Manage Program. Click here to get started!

Happy Soaring!

XOXO

Christa O'Leary

 

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