Who here gets overwhelmed super easily? (I raise hand here!) I am so guilty of this and even though I am aware of my patterns of overwhelm, I find myself going down that rabbit hole very easily. Tell me if this sounds familiar: You have so many amazing things going on in your life, along with other obligations, you can’t keep yourself straight, list making becomes your job, you build momentum in some areas but consistency is lacking, and then you just stop. You freeze. It’s too much.
I know this pattern of overwhelm WAY to well. In preparing for the release of my book In10tions: A Mindset Reset Guide to Happiness, there has been alot going on in my life! Everything from revamping my website, upping my social media game, planning a book tour and launch party, the list goes on and on. I find myself excited about everything but completely overwhelmed. And that’s where I end up losing focus, toying around on Facebook for hours of a time or getting caught up with watching You Tube videos (a mix of TED talks and music videos). And the last thing I want to do is freeze and go into a hiatus, which is what I tend to do when I hit my overwhelmed point (hence the one month break from blogging last month!)
So I have been practicing the in10tion of ease. I let go of feelings of overwhelm and control and celebrate exactly where I am in this moment. Of knowing that I most likely will not get everything done today, but I will put my best efforts and energy into what I can get done. And knowing that I have the ability and capability to complete what I start, because of the passion I have for what I do.
Overwhelm can serve as a distraction for what really needs to happen in our lives. It can deter us from our mission. Recognize when overwhelm begins to creep into your life, that this may be your own fears and way to get in your own way. It’s ok. You got this. Go forward this week with the in10tion of ease.
Have an amazing week! Best in10tions to you!