Reasons & Remedies for Mental Overwhelm

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Let’s face it, there are so many things going on in life right now. It’s no wonder you might be feeling a bit “off”. Here are some reasons that may be causing the overwhelm and what to do about them. 

Social Media
Everyone is selling something, pictures of the new boat your friends bought or the vacation so and so just went on, “use the predictive text to finish the sentence”, seems like social media is pulling you in 100 different directions! 

Does your social media leave you feeling irritated, down, inferior, or more overwhelmed when you close the app? 

Start limiting your time and customizing your social media to what makes you feel uplifted, happy, relaxed or inspired. Someone asked me the other day if it’s bad that they delete some of their child’s family (ex’s family) off their social media. NO! It’s YOUR social media feed! You can friend/unfriend, add, follow or delete anyone you want! No explanation needed! When you look at your feed, it should give you energy, not drain you.

Lack of organization
Planning and organization keep the world moving in a uniform fashion. 

If you’ve got too many moving parts and no plan on how to make it all work, you’re going to be frazzled. 

First, get a good planner! I recommend the enneagram planner by Workspacery. Use the code: RECOGNIZINGPOTENTIAL for a 10% discount. Any of the Clever Fox planners on Amazon are fantastic as well! 
Then, I like to color coordinate each person’s events in my planner so I know at first glance who has what. As you’re filling things out, ask yourself these questions:

Does this need done?
If it doesn’t, then obviously that doesn’t need to take up space in your planner or in your brain.

Does this need to be done now? 
Meaning, what takes priority? Can you leave certain things for another day or another time when you aren’t so busy? 

Does this need to be done by me?
A person who knows their worth knows how to delegate! Kids old enough to unload the dishwasher or do the laundry? Great! Teach them some responsibility. Meal plans need made? Did you know there are 8 weeks of meal plans already made in my free facebook group? In other words, be resourceful. Don’t try to reinvent the wheel. 

Lack of Boundaries
Does NO seem to be lacking from your vocabulary? If we don’t say yes authentically, we say yes resentfully. That resentment is going to lead to far more problems than if we’d just said no in the first place. Where there is a lack of boundaries, there is usually a breakdown in relationships, in self, or in the workplace. 

It’s likely that you’re either procrastinating because you think the project is going to be hard, going to take a lot of time, or you’re already overwhelmed about it. Ever heard of the phrase “eat the frog”? It means that you get what you’re putting off done first (eating the frog) so you can move on to more pleasurable items on your to do list. You’re going to have to do it eventually so you might as well just get it over with, right? 

These are only a few of the reasons you may be overwhelmed. Others might include relationship problems, financial instability, mental illness, tragic life events, only to name a few. If it’s relationship problems or financial instability, I can help you with coaching or getting you in touch with someone who can help you.

If you have no idea where to start or how to fix the overwhelm, stop the spinning plates and feel in control of your life instead of your life controlling you, I would encourage you to get into the program Back to Basics. It’s now open, has a few spots left and is my most popular group program to date! Doors close Sept 30!