I just don't have time to get sick!
How I deal with overwhelm.
So the first thing about overwhelm is this. Again, if you're overwhelmed, look at what you're overwhelmed with.
So I've got two choices. One, I can choose to eliminate something I really want to, or I can fucking deal.
Take your emotions out of your to-do list.
Overwhelm is about avoiding doing the things that, if I did them, I wouldn't be overwhelmed.
I get overwhelmed because I'm spending so much emotional energy and emotional time not doing the thing that if I just did it, it would help me to feel less overwhelmed.
"Feeling overwhelmed isn't surprising. Being surprised about it is."
The feelings of overwhelm go hand-in-hand with anxiety.
The fact of the matter is, is that we will never be given more than we can handle. But we will be given more than we can control.
And that is the thing about overwhelm; you are the one who determines whether you are overwhelmed or not.
Maybe you're not feeling as optimistic as I am about overwhelm. Maybe it's getting you down. If that is the case, I want you to take 15 minutes.