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Episode 185: Dealing with Overwhelm

core work Jun 29, 2022

Katie Flahive's Free Demo Class 

I just don't have time to get sick!

How I deal with overwhelm.

  • Get grateful
  • Ask, is that something that I actually want in my life?
  • Remember, "No is a complete sentence."
  • Another way I deal with overwhelm is excellent time management.

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.

  • Get a cup of tea or coffee or something that soothes you.
  • And just sit down and think about your priorities and what it is you really want in your life.
  • And what really needs to get done?
  • Think of your days in terms of 24 hours.
  • What do you need to do today that really needs to get done
  •  And what can wait for tomorrow, the next day, next week, or next month?
  • Be good to yourself. Be gentle with yourself. Love yourself.
  • And know that no matter what, you can handle it.
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