Do you get overwhelmed?
Figure out why you’re overwhelmed…
Ask yourself – WHY….
then ask again….
Ask, until you get to the root cause of the overwhelm… If you’re root cause is because you are overwhelmed with details here is a great way to reset yourself.
If you find yourself overwhelmed in details and dropping the pieces and parts along the way… Perhaps it’s time for a data download….
Sit down in a quiet, relaxed place with a pad of sticky notes and begin the data dump. List out everything that is on your mind: list one item per sticky note. Once you complete the process, display all your sticky notes on an open wall and begin organizing your notes into categories.
Your brain works most efficiently by dumping the data, then categorizing – especially when you’re overloaded.
Unloading your brain and all the details you’re keeping in short term memory is bound to be standing in your way of your success!
And, if this process doesn’t work, it may be time for a good productivity coach (like me!) to get you back on track and into managing your details. Working with a coach may help you isolate your particular gaps in terms of what is NOT working for you. When you zero in on what might be going wrong, you’ll be able to better determine what you think you might need to do to get out of the rut of overwhelm… after all – it’s overwhelming!
What helps prevent you from becoming overwhelmed? Please share in the comment box below! Have a question? I’m happy to give you some suggestions to escape your pain below! Just write them into the comment box!
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