5 Steps To Conquering OVERWHELM

20 days my friends. That’s all we have left until Christmas. Where’d all the time go??? There’s cookies to bake, presents to buy and wrap, recitals to go to, school parties to attend, church events, people to visit, family pictures, travel arrangements, etc and with all that busyness- OVERWHELM. Sunday, I was sitting down at church and doing a mental review of the to-do list in my head and longer the list got the more anxious I was becoming. Has this ever happened to you? Especially at the most inconvenient times?  It starts by thinking, “What’s going on tomorrow?” then your efficient brain says: Oh, this and this. Then this and this, oh and don’t forget ________. But it doesn’t stop there it just keeps going and going and going and going and going until you just feel entirely OVERWHELMED. This was me on Sunday. I had the innocent thought of what’s happening tomorrow and whoa, did I get more than I bargained for. This week is a bit of a heavier load for us and and so the list seemed quite extensive and never ending. I could feel my breathe getting shorter and more in my chest than relaxed into my diaphragm. My heartbeat started to pick up a faster beat and I just felt anxious and with that…overwhelm. Now before I knew how to process overwhelm I’d just suffer through it and I’d run around like a crazy person trying to get everything done and just feeling frazzled the whole time. But now, I’ve got some tools. I want to share them with you today to help you override OVERWHELM. 1.) BRAIN DUMP – You heard that right. You need to grab a sheet of paper or your phone and get ready to write and write and write. … Continue reading 5 Steps To Conquering OVERWHELM